Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Our Beaver Scout Colony consists of 24 Beaver Scouts divided into 4 Lodges. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Our Cub Scout Pack has 30 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Each Six has a Leader (Sixer) and an Assistant (Seconder) to enable them to begin to development their leadership skills at a young age. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
Our 2 Scout Troops consist of 24 Boy Scouts and 24 Girl Scouts who are organised into smaller units of six Scouts called a Patrol, led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, orienteering, camp cooking and first aid. Rock climbing, rafting, canoeing and mountain climbing are just some of the things they get up to.
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from Leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections. There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.