Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
We have two Beaver colonies which meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We are planning to open a third in 2016.
A Cub Scout Pack is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.
Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
We have three cub packs which meet on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
Rock climbing, caving, canoeing, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.
We have three scout troops, meeting on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. We are planning to open a fourth troop in 2016 which will meet on Mondays.
Explorer Scouts (14–17)
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.
There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, mountaineering and expeditions. The Explorers are given the opportunity to gain Duke of Edinburgh awards with the units.
We have two Explorer Units, meeting on Monday and Tuesday evenings. They work closely together to deliver the more adventurous activities.