1st Henley-on-Thames Scouts
Welcome to the new
website for the Henley-on-Thames Scout group. On this site you will find
information regarding membership, programmes and leaders. Along the top there is
a seperate page for each of the Scout groups with their own information.
prides itself on being one of the very first scout groups founded in the
world, having celebrated its centenary in early 2008. It has operated
continuously throughout the last 101 years and now forms part of an
organization which has 28 million members in 216 countries and territories.
The purpose of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people
in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual
potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their
local, national and international communities.
Henley on Thames Scout Group is a recreational & educational charity,
registered number 304429. The charity's principal object is to operate a
Scout Group registered with the Scout Association.
The Scout Group is led by a Group Scout Leader and managed by the Group
Executive Committee. They are accountable to the Group Council for the
satisfactory running of the Group:
The Group Scout leader is appointed by the Scout Association on the
recommendation of the District Commissioner.
The Group Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader
in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment. The Committee is
responsible for: the maintenance of the Group's property and equipment;
the raising of funds and the administration of the Group's finance; the
insurance of persons, property and equipment; Group public occasions;
assisting with the recruitment of Leaders and other adult support. All
members of the Group Executive Committee are Trustees of the Charity.
The Group Scout Council is the electoral body, which supports Scouting
in the Scout Group. It is the body to which the Group Executive
Committee is accountable. The Group Council consists of all current
adult members of the group and the parents of young members plus patrol
leaders and others nominated from time to time.
If you would like any more information about the Group please send your