Scouts (10.5-14 years) take part in a wide range of activities designed to help them stay fit and healthy, learn new activities, develop their skills and realise their potential. Sometimes we go further afield and undertake more adventurous activities, such as canoeing, climbing, hiking, camping, shooting and archery.
For older children their is a county-wide Explorer section providing a great opportunity for young people to continue their scouting development, including through the young leader training programme and Duke of Edinburgh awards. Scouts and Explorers should be prepared to take full advantage of our surroundings, so please come equipped with a suitable small rucksack, outdoor clothing and equipment.
Fees and Uniform
We charge £30 per child per term. This covers our basic costs, including insurance and hall hire. If you’re new to the Group, there is a further one-off £5 registration fee, which includes the cost of a scarf and woggle. In addition, you will need to buy a uniform. Full waterproof clothing (jacket, trousers and boots) is also required.
Scout groups are run entirely by volunteers, including our regular leaders. That means we rely on parents to help us run our activities and keep everyone happy and safe. We ask all parents to commit to at least one session per term. It’s easy and fun and, if you want to volunteer for a more active role, there are lots of ways you can get involved.
Spring Term 2014
For the spring term we’re introducing a new approach whereby we run 10 sessions per section per term, including some shared sessions. This enables us to make the most effective use of our resources and offer a wide range of different activities across the age groups. We’re also trying out some brand new activities, including fencing and video making. Click on the download link below to open a PDF of the programme in a new window (right click to save it to your computer).
If you are interested in joining Bridestowe Scouts, please contact us to find out more and to confirm availability.