About 5th Carlton
5th Carlton Scout Group is located at St. John the Baptist Church on Oakdale Road in Carlton, close to the City boundary of Nottingham, UK. We provide Scouting for children, aged 6yrs -14yrs, living mainly in the Carlton and Bakersfield area. At 14 years, Scouts can progress to our partner Explorer Scout Unit, Gemini, who meet at Gedling Scout Headquarters. Our holidays are based on the Nottinghamshire County Council school holiday model; full dates are available on our online calendar.
We are a church sponsored Group, one of fifteen Scout Groups in Central Notts District and were first registered on the 3rd April 1956. In 2016, 5th Carlton celebrated its 60th Anniversary with numerous events taking place throughout the year.
The Group is managed by a Group Scout Leader (GSL), supported by an Executive Committee comprising Warranted Leaders, Parent Representatives, Officials and the Fundraising Committee Chairman; the Committee meets bi-monthly to consider the Group’s financial and administrative matters and to agree policy decisions.
The Fundraising Committee meets regularly to consider and manage activities and events which raise money to enable us to provide quality Scouting whilst, at the same time, keeping down the cost of subscriptions.
A Church Parade Service is held on the second Sunday of each month, during school terms.
We encourage all our members to attend the service, no matter what their religion, as it is way of supporting the Church who, as our sponsor, provide us with a home and facilities. Those who have earned badges are presented with them during the Service, giving an opportunity for the boys’ and girls’ hard work to be recognised.
The church has a ‘hymn band’ that provides music at the Parade Services. Your child is most welcome to join in with their own instruments. And you can too!!
Families are very welcome to come along. Refreshments are available after the Service and parents will have an opportunity to chat to Leaders about their child’s progress.