Scouts (10.5 to 14.5)
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10.5 and 14 years.
Scouts can take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. There are the outdoor skills which can include cooking on fires, building a den to sleep in or navigating on hikes.
Adventurous activities are also a key element to the programme. Scouts could go climbing and shooting, to kayaking and so many more.
Scouts will also have the chance to learn key skills, like first aid, leadership and teamwork. Creative activities are also on offer, including art, photography and filmmaking.
This balanced programme helps scouts to find out about the world in which they live. It encourages them to discover and use their own abilities and talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.
Along the way, there are several challenge awards and a huge range of activity badges to earn. These recognise efforts and achievements. However, participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach. This encouraging environment allows scouts to try new things and build their confidence.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.