Scouts



Boys and girls aged 10½ to 14

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Activities

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 Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

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 traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


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MP Visits Birkenhead Scouts
25/10/2019 By Matt Jones

Frank Field MP visits 9th Birkenhead to see how we Prepare Better Futures

MP for Birkenhead Frank Field visited our newest Scout Troop at the 9th Birkenhead who have only been meeting for 1 term to talk to Young People and Adult Volunteers about what he gets invovled with being an MP and answering some great questions about Brexit and the future for Britain after life in the EU.

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, attended the Troop night and said "We know that in The Scouts we teach Young People key Skills For Life and part of this means that our Young People are 26% more likely to vote in a general election. This means that by giving our Scouts the chance to meet and engage with Members of Parliment they can have a real influence in the future of our Country and can help inspire the next generation of voters and maybe even MPs!"

Matt continued to say that "Scouts from the Troop were able to engage and ask difficult questions about the process of leaving the EU and how Parliment works in association with our Monarchy to govern the UK. Frank seemed incrediby impressed with the excellent knowledge and interrogation questioning skills of the Scouts in the Troop."

78% of Scouts said that becasue of thier experiecnes with us they felt a greater sense of responsibility to their local community which is another great reason for us to engage with local MPs and Councillors to help shape Communities across Birkenhead and the Wirral. 

At Birkenhead Scouts we really do Change Lives and Change Communities. 

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