The Scouting Family is made up of a number of different sections each with their own programmes aimed at different age ranges. All sections are open to girls and boys.
Beaver Scouts is the section for youngsters aged 6-8 years old. Beavers play lots of games, do craft, learn new skills, try new adventurous activities, go out for days away and have a fab time doing it. The beavers love to go camping too, either in a popup tent in the Church Hall or under canvas in the great outdoors.
Akela and Oakley run our Beaver Colony, Beavers meet 16:30-18:00
From 8-10.5 years old, boys and girls can be members of the Cub Scout Pack. Led by the 2 Alisons (Akela and Bagheera) and Oakley they continue their Scouting adventure incorporating learning new skills with regularly getting outside for adventures on the water, up trees, on the beach, under the ground or maybe even flying through the air on a zip wire! Cubs meet 18:00-20:00
As they grow older, youngsters progress through Scouting following a balanced programme . At 10.5 years old until they are 14.5 years old, they are members of the Scouts section, the “original section” as started by Lord Baden-Powell in 1907. Camping and spending time outside is a big part of our programme, taking part in a variety of events through out the year such as the grueling 34 mile cross county “Coast 2 Coast” hike. Scouts meet 18:00-20:00 and is run by Ducky, Skip and Bolt.
At around 14.5 years old youngsters join the Explorer section. Explorer scouts have a lot of say in their own programme and often works hand in hand with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Explorer Scouting is intended to be flexible to allow those studying or entering work to fit in around their own busy lives.
Lucy runs our Explorer unit and they meet between 18:00-20:00.