Scout Active Support including the SAS Communications Team

Macclesfield District Scout Active Support Section

Angela Raval SAS Team Manager

The Scout Active Support Unit (SAS) is a District Section, lead by Angela Raval, which exists to support Macclesfield and Congleton Scout District in various activities throughout the year, using their knowledge, skills, spare time and enthusiasm to allow the District to function in a way that supports the District’s ability to offer young people Skills for Life.

Complementing the existing Radio Comms SAS, it provides a way to connect adults who want to help in the District without the need to commit to a leadership role.

Various skillsets,

Varying time commitments,

All Welcome.

We provide support for a wide range of District Events from running activities at district camp, to keeping everyone topped up with tea and biscuits at the AGM

One of key features of an SAS role is that there is no regular time commitment.  If you can help once a year or once a week – everyone is welcome

We also provide specialist support for programme delivery (example: Photography badge)

A list of skills will be circulated over time

The District SAS Team can be contacted by email here.

SAS Communications Team,

We are an active support team supporting Scouting activities (hikes, camps, wide games etc.) with radio communications equipment and services.

Martin Wheeler, SAS Communications Team Manager

We also provide support to other charities and community groups including the Cheshire Emergency Voluntary Agency Committee who are available to support in the event of a major incident.

The primary purpose of the Macclesfield and Congleton Scout Active Support Communications Team is to:

  • Give Scouting in the District access to well maintained, high grade, two way radio equipment when it is requested for events.
  • To support leaders in the District who are organising events with radio communications advice and to assist in the communications part of the event planning and organisation.
  • To run radio communications services at Scouting events.
  • To give the opportunity for Explorer Scouts and members of the Scout Network in the District to develop their communications, teamwork, organisation and leadership skills through working with the Communications Team.

We also:

  • Support Groups running wide games where radios are advantageous.
  • Support other Scout Communications Teams and the wider Scout movement as the need and opportunity arises.
  • Support other community organisations and events as the need and opportunity arises.

The SAS Comms Team can be contacted by email here.

Scout Active Support and District Comms Team
Scout Active Support and District Comms Team
Scout Active Support and District Comms Team

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls