Youth Programme

Youth Programme

Beavers (6-8)

What’s the best thing about Beaver Scouts? Activities, trips and making friends are all part of what makes it so much fun for girls and boys.

As well as earning activity badges, many Beavers Scouts get to go on camps and sleepovers, often for the first time. Beaver Scouts like:

  • Being creative – making things and singing
  • Caring – responding to the needs of others, the local and international community
  • Cooking tasty treats
  • Discovering the worlds of science, nature, and technology
  • Exploring the natural and manmade world
  • Getting to know other people
  • Going on visits and investigating nature
  • Hiking and exploring
  • Learning about themselves
  • Making New Friends
  • Playing games
  • Working as part of a team with our new friends

Cubs (8-10.5)

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
  • Try adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery
  • Meet people from their local community
  • Experience the culture of other countries
  • Keep themselves and others safe

Scouts (10.4-14)

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:

  • Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
  • Cook, both at home and at camp
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Having fun (This is mandatory according to the Scout Leaders)
  • Help others in the community
  • Learn emergency aid
  • Learn survival skills
  • Spend nights away – the summer camp is often the highlight of the year

Explorers (14-17)

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:
  • Get to try activities such as power boating, sailing, snow and motor sports
  • Deliver campsite services – running activities or helping with site maintenance
  • Fundraise and help in the community
  • Go on camping expeditions in the UK and abroad
  • Go for The Queen’s Scout Award, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold and the Explorer Belt (a 10-day challenge abroad) – all recognised by universities and employers
  • Train as young leaders – working with an experienced adult, they learn how to run activities for young people aged 6 – 14.

Network (18-25)

Network members (aged between 18-25) take part in a wide variety of adventurous and community-based activities:
  • Volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • International travel
  • Social events
  • Adventure activities
  • Awards and externally recognised leadership qualifications
Look up your local Scout Group, because you’ve got a safe, practical community who will encourage and support you.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls