BEAVER SCOUTS (Mon 6:30pm to 8.30pm): 6 to 8 years of age Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old.
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. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between eight and eight years six months. They enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Some Beaver Scout Colonies 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. Beaver Scouts wear turquoise sweatshirts, navy blue activity trousers and their Group Scarf.
The Beaver Scout Promise is: I promise to do my best To be kind and helpful And to love God.
The Beaver Scout Motto is: Be Prepared.
CUB SCOUTS (Mon 6:30pm to 8:30pm): 8 to 10.5 years of age
As a Cub Scout you will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge, which you can wear on your uniform.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
Cub Scouts wear a dark green sweatshirt, navy blue activity trousers and the Group Scarf.
The Cub Scout Promise is: I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people And to keep the Cub Scout Law
The Cub Scout Law is: Cub Scouts always do their best Think of others before themselves and do a good turn every day.
The Cub Scout Motto is: Be Prepared.
SCOUTS: (Wed 7pm to 9pm): 10.5 to 14 years of age
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10.5 and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.
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.
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the 21ST World Scout Jamboree in Hylands Park, Essex. A similar number are expected to attend the next World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in 2011. This will provide a fantastic opportunity for young people, from different parts of the world to share a unique experience.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
Scouts wear a Teal Green shirt, navy blue activity trousers, Scout belt and their Group scarf
The Scout Promise is:
On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Scout Law is:
1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto is: