Scouts

Scouts is the third section in the scouting family and is for boys and girls aged 10-14. It comes after cubs and before Explorers. Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and expeditions. Scouts are required to demonstrate more skill, self-discipline, initiative and, now, a degree of self-motivation as they work through the Challenge Badge programme.

Our scouts meet on Fridays 7-9pm at the Group Scout Centre on Logan’s Way.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to scuba. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. Plus of course our Scouts have plenty of weekend camps and trips out. Recent trips have included survival camps at Saint Ives, expedition camps in the Peak and the Lake District and sailing at Grafham Water.

A typical evening could include anything from wide games to cook offs to falconry to first aid training. Having once even run a fashion show there’s not much we won’t have a try at!

 

Here's what our Scouts have been up to recently:

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