SAS (Support Active Scouting)

Members must be over 18 and they are people that only help out and again as they can’t commit to a regular role in the Ashton and Droylsden Scout Groups and events. These people help Scouting by supporting them at events like Competitions, First aid as casualties, judges, scorers and Sport events as referees, scorers and Hiking events as checkpoints and at Camps as caterers, helping with skills and at Parades as Safety marshals. They can also help out at Scout groups covering Leaders that can’t make it or help manage a Scout HQ. This can be a non-uniformed role, it is about helping out when needed and you have the spare time to help out. There is some training involved to help you carry out your part-time roles. 

Contact alan.fish@ntscouts.org.uk 07931765120

SASSY (Support Active Scouting Socially for Yonks)

SASSY is the social and fun side of Scouting you need to be a member of Scouting in any role and you are automatically a member of SASSY, so you can join in the fun. SASSY is a compliment and means a person who is lively, bold, a little bit cheeky and happy, just the type of people we need in Scouting. Note, I did look it up and SASSY also means San Antonio Spanking Society Y Community which we are Not into. SASSY members go along to events with no Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers like meals out, fun events, brass bands, Lancashire nights, shows, prom nights, even on holidays at Haven. It’s not compulsory just join in with what you want, and make any suggestions of things you would like to do in SASSY.

Contact alan.fish@ntscouts.org.uk 07931765120

PRaTTS (Public Relations and Trailer Team Scouts) 

The meaning of pratts is someone that chatters or utters childishly our PRaTTS are similar we do chatter and uttter but trying to recruit people to join Scouting from our Scout PR Trailer. We attend events sit in the trailer drinking tea and sometimes eating cakes putting the world to rights. We then get disturbed by people wanting to join Scouting so we tell them about Scouting and give them the details of their nearest Scout Group, so we can get back to our tea and cake. This role is usually at weekends in town centre events and other shows or fetes

Contact alan.fish@ntscouts.org.uk 07931765120

NTCWT (North Tameside Climbing Wall Team)

We have a 7.5m high climbing wall for use at Scout events it is based at Ashton Fire station and mainly used there by the different sections on their section night. We need people to help run the climbing wall. NTCWP1 (Permit 1) are people who fit harnesses and explain the climbing safety rules, see HERE this permit is for people that don’t like heights as they don’t have to climb the wall. NTCWP2 are people who basically kick the stands on the wall to make sure firm, check the safety cables work ok, then connect a car battery and send wall up. This person needs to climb the wall as if a person gets stuck at the top of the wall they have to go up and talk them down, usually a mallet to the fingers works. At the end of the climbing they lower the wall. Our aim is to get people at every group trained so they can use it themselves on their own section night at the fire station.

Contact alan.fish@ntscouts.org.uk 07931765120