Meeting Days and Times
Beaver Scouts: 5yrs 9 months to 8 yrs: Wednesdays 6.00 – 7.15
Cub Scouts: 8yrs to 10 yrs 6 months: Mondays 6.15 – 7.40
Scouts: 10yrs 6 months to 14yrs: Wednesdays 7.30 – 9.00
Meetings are weekly, broadly following school term dates
Beaver Scouts is the first and youngest section in the Scout Movement for 5¾ to 8 year olds. As a Beaver your child will join their Colony in exploring the outdoors, delving into creative crafts, discovering their community, playing games, making friends and having some great fun.
After a few weeks of attending, your child will be ‘invested’. This is when they promise to do their best and help others.
Scouting opens the eyes of young people to a world of extraordinary possibilities.
Life as a Cub Scout is fun, adventurous and rewarding. As a Cub Scout, your child will join the Cub Pack on exciting adventures, discovering hidden talents and exploring the world around them.
Cubs is the second section of the Scout Movement for 8 to 10½ year olds. When ‘invested’ they will promise to do their best and help other people, understanding the values of Scouting. In this section excitement and adventure are key. The Cub Scout Programme offers Cub Scouts a huge variety of activities, indoors and outdoors, allowing them to be creative and get involved in their communities.
Life as a Scout is an eye-opening adventure. Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, and is for young people aged 10½ to 14 years old. In their Troops, Scouts make friends with like-minded young people from all walks of life. Together, they will earn awards by taking part in both indoor and outdoor activities.
Shortly after Scouts join they are ‘invested’ – making a promise to do their best and to help others in their local and wider community.
Explorers and Young Leaders
From just under 14 years to 18 years, the next section is Explorer Scouts. These are District units, the nearest meets in the Pavilion on the Park. The programme includes the option of beginning the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in parallel with the Explorer Scout Award programme. In addition, or alternatively, young people can opt to remain with our Group and follow our Young leader Programme, volunteering with one of our sections in support of adult leaders. This can also be an element of the DofE Award Scheme.
Network and Active Service Units
These are also District based units. Network is for young adults aged 18-25yrs who either don’t yet want to be leaders, or combine being an adult volunteer with a programme of extra activities. Our Active Service Units from age 18 upwards provide specific support to all Groups in our District. Many are also section leaders, but extend their training to be awarded permits in, say, climbing, water activities, mountaineering etc. Our local Active Service Unit is called ‘RocknRoll’, and is based in nearby Lakeside Country Park. They provide canoeing and other water-based activities, with climbing and hill walking experiences for local young people off-site.