Scouts (10.5-14)

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Scouts (10.5-14)

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SCOUTS (10 ½ to 14 years)

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between ten and a half and fourteen years old. Scouts can join the Troop at ten and may stay until they are fifteen years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group. Most Scouts are young people who have moved on from their Cub Packs but all Troops also welcome boys or girls who have no Scouting experience at all.Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities. ‘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 Challenge Awards and Activity Badges.

  • Royal Kingston has 17 active Scout Troops, including Air Scout and Sea Scout Troops, each offering Scouting to boys and girls.
  • Scout Troops meet for about two hours each week.
  • Joining Scouts is a passport to a whole new experience where young people can participate in a wide range of activities, find out about the world they live in, know their own abilities, keep fit for life and develop personal skills.
  • As part of the balanced programme, every Scout can enjoy creative and adventurous activities, with a number of Challenge Awards and Activity Badges to earn along the way. Being outdoors is important and there are many opportunities to learn the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
  • Meeting other Scouts and experiencing life abroad gives Scouting a special appeal. In 2011 the World Jamboree was held in Sweden and several Scouts from the District took part. 40,000 young people from around the world enjoyed this unique experience, taking part in many activities and making new friends.
  • Scouts in Royal Kingston District often meet together for such activities as day and night hikes, orienteering, conservation and competitive events such as swimming, camping, canoeing, cyclo cross, air rifle, archery, cooking and chess.
  • Being a Scout is unique; there is nothing better than being with friends, as part of a team, acquiring new skills and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

 

Join us
If you would like more information on joining the Scout Movement and would like to know the location of your nearest Scout Group please contact Jenny on 020 8391 1907 or email to enquiries@royalkingstonscouts.org.uk