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South Berkshire District Scouts

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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News & Blogs

Congratulations to all those in our District who received their Chief Scout Award at the Bracknell Open Learning Centre.

25 Beavers received the Bronze award, 19 Cubs their Silver award and 1 Scout was presented with his Gold award.

Each recipient received a special award woggle and a certificate with their citation printed on the reverse.

There were more than 20 uniformed leaders and 50+ adult family members supporting our young people.

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Blog | District JOTI/JOTA
21/10/2017 By Kirsty Aldridge

We have held our district JOTI / JOTA event at 1st Sandhurst HQ.

We had radio stations contacting people as far afield as Canada, Croatia. Internet chat talking to people from over 30 different countries.

We had over 60 scouts from 3 troops on the Friday night.

They cracked codes in morse code, enigma on pringles, sempahore, using walkie talkie radios, working as a team to 'diffuse the bomb', making electronic radio and morse code circuits and generally having a lot of fun. one member of each troop was rewarded for their efforts with a small prize.

Saturday saw two drop in sessions attended by over 16 young people from beavers to explorer from 6 different groups to cover their digital citizen stage 1 and 2 and for some their communications badges.

Thanks very much to Andy and Oliver who laid on the equipment and infrastructure to make this event possible. Here's to next year...

 

 

 

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South Berkshire District Scouts
Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Owlsmoor, Wokingham Without, Bracknell, Royal County of Berkshire, RG12 7QS
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