Scouts are at the age where they can experience the true adventure that scouting has to offer – from arts and crafts in the meeting place to jumping off cliffs, climbing, sailing, hiking, raft building and many more! We aim to give scouts a wide range of experiences so they can learn some new skills by accident along the way.
Our 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 there are a number of Challenge Awards and Activity Badges to be earnt. 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, 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 an important part of scouting and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as a wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to zorbing.
Scouting has a large international aspect with most scouts having the opportunity to travel abroad during their time with the section. We also take part in international festivals and contact other groups around the world.
We meet at 7.15 for a 7.30 start on Thursdays at the Trinity church hall on Whippendell Road. We have 3 terms per year that roughly follow those of the state schools and whilst we don’t generally have weekly meetings during the half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays sometimes there are extra activities that might take place during these times that your child will be invited to participate in. The cost works out at £3 per week and we ask that the subs for each term, which generally last 12-14 weeks, are paid in full at the beginning of each term.
Our leadership team is entirely made up of volunteers who enjoy running scout meetings and camps. All adult leaders have training and are DBS checked (previously known as CRB), and there is always at least one adult present who is first aid qualified. You can see who the scout leaders are in the group section and if you are interested in your child joining our colony or just want to find out more information please use our Enrol Your Child contact form.