About Us

The aims of the United Reformed Church Guide and Scout Fellowship are as follows:


§  Provide active support for all members of the Guide and Scout movements within the United Reformed Church.

§  Provide practical help for all Guide and Scout volunteers, including helping them to explore faith activities within their programme.

§  Help, where practical and possible, in matters affecting Guiding and Scouting in local United Reformed Churches, with advice and support to local church leadership teams.

§  Encourage pastoral care of all volunteers by their local church.

§  Provide help and support to all organisational levels of Guiding and Scouting, as appropriate.

§  Create programme ideas and faith-relevant resources.

§  Provide practical support to establish Scouting and Guiding within United Reformed Churches.

§  Support the work of the Scout Association’s United Reformed Church National Scout Chaplain.

§  Work with the Scout Association and the other national faith Scout Active Support Units; also provide equivalent input into Girlguiding UK.

§  Work with the United Reformed Church Children’s and Youth Work Department as it supports Guiding and Scouting within the URC.


To meet these aims we will:


§  Publish, at least twice a year, Linkline – the newsletter of the United Reformed Church Guide and Scout Fellowship and circulate it as widely as possible within the United Reformed Church.

§  Provide material on faith and beliefs and support activities as appropriate.

§  Maintain a stock of coloured woggles with the URC logo and URCGSF cloth badges and URCGSF publications for sale to URC Guide units, Scout Groups, and others.

§  Hold conferences, events and training opportunities from time to time.

§  Be available to help and encourage churches to identify and use the opportunities for outreach and support amongst the young people in the uniformed organisations meeting on their premises, especially when groups are sponsored by the church.