GROUP SECTIONS

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AGE 10.5  -  14

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Who are Scouts?


Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 
10 ½ to 14 who: 

  • Master new skills and try new things

  • Make new friends

  • Have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad

  • Explore the world around them

  • Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond


Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Scout Troops to conquer the small task of changing the world.

Members 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.

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, to explore their own values and personal attitudes. Being outdoors is important and much of the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as a wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to kayaking. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

 

At Scouts in 30th Walthamstow, you will have lots of games taught to you, lots of skills built upon and lots of fun given to you. The scout troops go back to basics every few months to teach you what you didn’t know. Then you move on to more complicated knots, pioneering, first aid, emergency procedures and topics about nature. The basics of scouting include the 6 basic knots, simple pioneering, the CPR procedure and lots lots more. The scouts continue to run a balanced programme organised by the individual section leaders.

Our scouts have a lot of fun all year round whether the weather be snow or sun. We know you will not get involved unless you are enjoying what you are offered and we try to make sure everything we do is a fun experience. We try to give you as much independence as we can, it’s up to you to show us that you know when its time to go crazy then when to slow down when you need to concentrate on something serious that will allow you to take a step forward.

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AGE  8 -  10.5

Who are Cubs?

Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who:

  • Master new skills and try new things

  • Have fun and go on adventures

  • Make friends

  • Are curious about the world around them

  • Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond

Every week, they gather in groups called Cub Packs to take part in lots of interesting and challenging activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.

 

During the Cub Evenings we run a fun and exciting programme. Here are some of the activities we have run during our programmes –  Saftey at home , Emergency Aid, CPR, Personal saftey and Local knowledge, Cub Scout Activity Badges, and Games. Also during the evenings, we run our programmes to include the badge work and the different parts of the Cub Scout Award Scheme.

We will also attend District Sports Day, Swimming Gala and all other District Events as well as running our own activities in the group.

We sometimes run a football session on Sunday afternoon for scouts, cubs and beavers, which is run principally by Al Fath football club. This is an opportunity for our young footballers to come and play a friendly game of football against the other scouts and against other scout units.

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AGE   6   -   8

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Who are Beavers?

Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who:

  • Master new skills and try new things

  • Have fun and go on adventures

  • Make friends

  • Are curious about the world around them

  • Help others and make a difference, on their own doorsteps and beyond

Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.

 They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday.

 

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. We also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.

Here are some views from Beavers:

I am a beaver and I like playing games and making new friends. Beavers is fun and I love going. I like going on the trips and outings like to the forest’

INVESTITURE DAY 
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