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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.


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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News & Blogs

Virtual Challenge Weekend 2020
05/05/2020 By Paul Jones

Virtual Challenge Weekend 2020 took place over the weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020.

The virtual event replaced our annual Scouts Challenge Weekend during the lockdown due to Coronavirus.

 

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#RaceRoundTheWorld
29/10/2020 By Matt Jones

We're helping 500+ Scout Groups raise money to help them through COVID19!

Today Cheif Scout, Bear Grylls launches our brand new #RaceRoundTheWorld fundraiser which aims to help our Scout Groups right here in Birkenhead but also Scout Groups around the UK raise vital funds to help us prepare better futures for even more Young People. 

Right now, it’s particularly vital that everythings done to give young people the support they need. Scouts offers them the chance to have adventures and develop skills for life outside formal educationIt teaches them to never give up – to get back up and try again, often with the support of the friends they’ve made along the way.


If you feel like you want to get involved, whether you're a Scout or not you can absolutely help us to raise vital funds to keep delivering Skills For Life to even more young people! Click here to set up your own team and to find out more!

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