Scouts

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


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News & Blogs

Lock Down Scouting
29/03/2020 By Ray Vassie

Hot on the heels of the 1st edition we have an excellant 2nd edition from Ray Vassie.
I have put together some ideas and projects to keep you active during our enforced time away from our meetings.  Its called Lock Down Scoutiing and you can download the PDF by clicking on the item below. There are things to do for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.  Some ideas as to how to help others, make things, entertain your siblings.  Lots of things to do and learn....

 

All the best and Stay Safe.  Ray

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The Great Indoors
26/03/2020 By DC-Russell Brooks

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families, as the spread of Covid-19 has caused schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, The Scouts want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we've pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing "I'm bored" every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors. You can find activities suitable for your child by clicking here


You could also help your child complete an Activity badge. Once you've completed all the requirements, why not email photos to your section leader to show what you've done. There are links to our activity badge pages below:

Beaver Activity Badges
Cub Activity Badges
Scout Activity Badges


Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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