The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11.
The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½.
Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Scout Network until 18. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.

Essential Information is a mandatory module for nearly all adults in Scouting and is the only training module required for SASU members.  It provides the basic information required for individuals getting started in adult roles in Scouting, vital to ensuring that all young people can enjoy safe Scouting. Topics covered:

  • The Fundamentals of Scouting
  • Structure and support
  • Safety in Scouting
  • Safeguarding- child protection
  • Safeguarding- anti-bullying

There are two parts to the training:

E-Learning or Training Course

To complete the training please click the link below for the E-Learning, this will take approximately 50 minutes, once complete you will be displayed a certificate, please print your certificate or take a screen shot of the page, do not save the web link as an alternative to printing the certificate, as this will expire once you leave the browser and your certificate will be lost. Alternately there are essential Information courses, please speak to your SASU manager for more information.

Click here for E-Learning



Once you have completed the E-Learning you will need to validate your training with a training advisor, at this point the certificate can be shared with your training adviser and you will then have a small chat about the contents of the E-Learning. Training advisors run drop in sessions at 1st Burnmoor and throughout the district, your SAS manager can inform you when these sessions take place. We can also request validation sessions at camps and events.

  • Silver Member, £10 per term Subs:
    • Member of the scout association.
    • Covered under Scout Association insurance.
    • Access to Scout Association training and support.
    • Entitled to wear Scout adult SAS uniform.
    • Gain service awards.
    • Attendance at exclusive social events.
  • Gold Member, £10 per month Subs:
    • Includes all Silver membership benefits.
    • Camp for free (Whit & Summer).
    • Attend group fund raiser for free.

The 1st Burnmoor Scout Active Support Unit (SASU) is a group of adults who have one thing in common – a wish to support Scouting. Our active support unit welcomes men and women of all ages, interests and backgrounds. There is no need to have been involved in Scouting or Guiding before, all that is required is a willingness to give some of your time to Scouting. In return you will make friends and be able to join with others doing whatever you decide. 

Our support encompasses the talents of all ages and abilities, whether it is physical, mental, geared to a particular technical skill or general support. Everyone has something to offer as far as supporting Scouting is concerned whatever our age or ability. The key to our success is our flexibility.

The SASU provision is broken down into the following area:

  • Camp Support
    • SASU will assist the group with support at camp.
  • Group Fundraising
    • SASU will fundraise for the group, to support the running of the group, to support the program of activities and for equipment purchase/maintenance.
  • Grounds and Maintenance
    • SASU will support the maintenance and development of the grounds and hall.
  • Meeting night and event support
    • SASU will assist leaders when required to run meeting nights and events when either extra support is required, or there is a shortage of leaders and section assistants.
  • Supporting the management team
    • SASU will provide support in respect of experience, advice and guidance to the leadership team and committee. Past Group Leaders and members are an essential source to maintain the group ethos and to support and encourage the historic culture of the group


Scout Active Support Unit is a way for adults to volunteer some time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them.

  • Members will agree to assist with one or more of the SASU needs.
  • Members must complete a DBS check.
  • Members must complete the Module 1 “Essential Information” of the Adult training scheme.

SASU members are entitled to wear adult member uniform and the Scout Active Support Unit identity badge. SASU members will be supported by the SASU Manager, the Assistant Group Scout Leaders and the Group Scout Leader. Training will be provided by the Scout Association.

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