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Beaver Scouts are the youngest section in the Scout Association and is open to all children aged between 6 and 8 years. Our colony meet on a Tuesday between 5:30 and 6:30pm.
Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged between 8 and 10 1/2 years. They meet in a cub pack and have lots 0f fun going on trips, visits, and making things. They meet on Tuesday evenings between 6:30 and 8:00pm.
The Scout Section is for young people, usually between 10 1/2 and 14 years. As a Scout you can take part in a wide range of activities ranging from abseiling to zorbing and there are a number of Challenge Awards and Activity Badges to earn along the way. Scouting is all about discovering the world we live in, knowing ones own abilities, keeping fit for life and developing creative talents. It is also important to explore your own values and personal attitudes.
Being outdoors is important and there are many opportunities to learn the traditional Scouting skills such as camping, survival, and cooking as well as a wide range of adventure activities including archery, canoeing and yachting. The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. The Scouts meet on Friday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00pm.
As an Explorer Scout, you decide, along with the rest of the unit, what you want to do - whether it be gliding, socialising, hiking or taking a trip abroad. Some units hold their meetings in a hall, at a house or even up a mountain. You will be able to gain badges such as the Chief Scouts Diamond and Platinum Awards. The highest Award you can earn is the Queen's Scout Award. This is recorgnised by many employers as a sign of someone who is enthusiastic, dedicated and reliable.
Rainbows and Brownies
The Rainbows and brownies meet on a Wednesday evening.
Finances and Membership Fees
The annual operating costs of our buildings are in the region of £4,000; this includes insurance, water and ground rates and electricity but not repairs or redecoration.
All members of the Scout Association pay a capitation fee, currently £32, which covers administration at national, county and district level and also for insurance for members and visitors to our HQ. We pay this from our funds.