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 archery, climbing, canoeing, hiking, backwoods cooking and many more! We aim to give Scouts a wide range of experiences so they can learn lots of new skills and help our community.
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 for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. 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 and 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 important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
We are currently taking part in the Dragon Camp award where each Scout has to camp out for 1 night every month of the year (optional).