A Bit 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 one of the local Explorer Scout Units, Scouts wanting to move up to this Section will be put in contact by the Scout Leaders.
Sections don't meet during the School Holiday's, we currently follow the old Nottinghamshire County Council school holiday pattern (6 weeks summer holidays, and 1 week October Half Term). 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. Full details about the Groups history, can be found by clicking here.
The Group is managed by a Group Scout Leader (GSL), who is 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 and Social 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. Full details for our Fundraising and Social committee, and any upcoming events can be found by clicking here.
We hold 3 Church Parades each year, these take place on the Second Sunday in April, October and November. Church Parades in April and November, sees the Group march along Oakdale Road, to St John's Church.
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.
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.
In addition to these Church Parade, members are also welcome to attend St John's Family Services, which take place on the Second Sunday of each month.