Each age group is catered for in different Sections – from Beavers for 6 years olds through Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to Network members who are over 18. For more information click on the links below.
Activities, trips and making friends are all part of what makes Beavers so much fun for girls and boys. As well as earning activity badges, Beavers go on sleepovers, make things, play games, go on visits, explore and care for the world around them as well as having lots of fun!
Cub Scouts enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges. As well as regular weekly meeting, Cub Scouts also enjoy activity days, weekend camps and pack holidays. Boys and girls go camping, play games, explore the outdoors and try adventurous activities such as climbing, kayaking and archery.
What don’t Scouts do? At this age, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life. In the Troop Scouts develop leadership skills, learn emergency aid, spend nights camping, help others in the community, do adventurous and sporting activities and learn survival skills.
Let’s face it, by the age of 14, most young people know what they want. Explorer Scouts therefore have a big say in what they do, while being supported by adult volunteers. Unit members try adventurous activities, help the community, go on camping expeditions, go for The Queen’s Scout Award, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Explorer Belt (a 10 day challenge abroad) – all recognised by universities and employers. Many Explorers all train as young leaders – working with an experienced adult, they learn how to run activities for young people aged 6-14.
Network members (aged between 18-25) take part in a wide variety of adventurous and community based activities from volunteering to fundraising as well as social and adventurous activities alongside gaining externally recognised leadership qualifications.