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.



News & Blogs

Lock Down Scouting
29/03/2020 By Ray Vassie

Issue 14 is here for Remembrance Day!
I have put together some ideas and projects to keep you active during our enforced time away from our meetings.  Its called Lock Down Scout 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 #StaySafe #Stayindoors

Lockdown Scouting Issues Activity sheets
14th Edition- Oct 2020 Remembrance Day resources
13th Edition- Sept 2020 Outdoor activities for Groups
12th Edition- July 2020 Activity 1 Estimate tree height
11th Edition- July 2020

Activity 2 Power walk

10th Edition- 30th May 2020 Activity 3 Name trees
9th Edition- 23rd May 2020 Activity 4 North from stars
8th Edition- 30th May 2020 Activity 5 Town quiz Harpenden
7th Edition- 9th May 2020 Activity 6 Town quiz Wheathampstead
6th Edition- 2nd May 2020 Activity 7 Town quiz Kimpton
5th Edition- 25th April 2020 Activity 8 Compass Ups and Downs
4th Edition- 17th April 2020 Activity 9 Photo competition
3rd Edition- 12th April 2020 Activity 10 Emergency shelter
2nd Edition- 10th April 2020 Activity 11 Cooking on BBQ
1st Edition- 3rd April 2020 Activity 12 Rig up a swing
  Activity 13 Catapult
  Activity 14 5 mile walk
Activity support docs Activity 15 Nettle dye
Harpenden trees Activity 16 Kite
Scouting & Rope Activity 17 I-Spy
Knots Activity 18 Bike check

 

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