Beavers are the youngest members in Scouting, aged between 6 and 8. They participate in various activities such as going on visits, playing games and learning vital life skills to help them as they grow. Beavers is a great way for your child to make new friends and start an exciting adventure, while introducing them to the fundamental Scouting values. Beavers are typically split into groups called Colonies.
Cubs, being the second section in Scouting, allows children from the ages 8 to 10 and a half to join the Scouting family. Cubs introduces children to more adventurous activities and gives an insight into what Scouting is all about, building on the skills they have developed throughout Beavers. They also have the ability to earn several more badges and awards. Cub scouts are organised into sixes, with a Sixer and Seconder being in charge of each group.
Scout Troops consist of young people aged between 10 and a half to 14. They’re encouraged to take part in various camps, challenges and activities, as well as being able to benefit from one of the largest portfolios of possible badges. The age of Scouts allows for a highly balanced programme that allows them to develop their understanding of the world around them, while exploring their own lives and how Scouting works.
Fun and Adventure
Scouting provides young people with challenges and thrills that enrich their lives and build key skills. Our balanced programme mean that there is truly something for everyone to enjoy and get involved in, with some activities including kayaking, climbing, fishing, days out and performing arts.
Badges and Awards
We feel it’s important to recognise all of the hard work and commitment of our young people, for all sorts of challenges, activities and achievements. We even have our very own, nationally reocgnised, Chief Scout’s Award. This ranked award focuses on community work, learning about ethical and environmental values, and participating in Scouting events.
Meet New Friends
When you join Scouting, you become part of our Scouting family; a family focused on fun, friendship and adventure. Scouting allows you to meet new people from various different backgrounds, and we’re often told that weekly meetings are the highlight of our young peoples’ weeks.
Camping is something that Scouting has adored since the very beginning. Songs around the campfire with a mug of hot chocolate, surrounded by friends, gives a true image on what Scouting is about.