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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District 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.


International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


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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Gang Show needs your help
14/01/2019 By Rod Keen

Now all of the equipment, wardrobe, and various other stuff from the Gang Show has been dismantled and put into storage we have found that at least 3 possibly 4 monitors used by the CCTV team have had to be recycled. These were old CRT things that were HUGE, heavy and the pictures were past their best. Mark is now hoping that people that are updating their TVs and/or computer monitors are willing to help the show out. What he is after is flat screens that are around 20" to 24" that are in fully working order but need to be saved from the recycle centre. Please contact Mark by clicking HERE.

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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts
District Commissioner, 65 Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4XF
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