Fun and adventure
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet life long friends.
We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as;
- staged performance
There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
How our activities works
Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced range of activities, events and experiences, based around subject areas we call Programme Zones.
The zones vary depending on which of our sections the young person is in, but they cover a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.
Together we help Scouts get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many zones as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own activity selection.
Hiking in the dark. Travelling across Poland with just a backpack and three friends. Spending the first night away from home.
Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.
1. When can my child join Scouting?
Subject to waiting lists, the starting age for Beavers is usually 6. Looking ahead, children can join Cubs from around the age of 8 and Scouts from 10 and a half until 14.
2. How much does membership cost?
It’s currently £121 per year payable over 11 months via a Direct Debit of £11 per month. If you’re concerned about the cost, do speak to the leader in confidence; there may be assistance available.
3. How will my child benefit from joining Scouts?
Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence, and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.
4. Why do you have a waiting list?
Due to a shortage of volunteers there are currently 30,000 young people waiting to join the Scouts in the UK. If there is a waiting list for your local Group – why not help out? Whatever your skills and availability, there will be some way you can contribute, meaning more young people get to experience the adventure of Scouting.
Interested in your child joining us? Please email your inquiries to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can!