What is Scouting? ADVENTURE!
Scouting is a remarkable movement that brings amazing benefits and enjoyment to everyone involved – children, leaders, parents and everyone involved with the running of the group.
Through adventure, we help our scouts develop team-work skills, friendships, confidence, independence, responsibility and a ‘can do’ attitude to help prepare them for the wider world.
Everyone in our group takes part in many adventures & activities at weekly evening meetings, weekend activities in the term, and week-long summer camps (for the older sections). In a typical year, we will go climbing, cycling, caving, hammocking, canyonning, hiking, canoeing, abseiling, kayaking, swimming, fire-lighting, community visits, craft activities, raft building and many many more adventures.
Check out our Facebook Group to see what exciting things we’ve been doing recently.
Who is Scouting for? EVERYONE!
Our group runs Beavers (6-8yrs – Wednesday), Cubs (8-10.5yrs – Tuesday) and Scouts (10.5-14yrs – Wednesday or Friday). We have “Young Leaders” (14-18yrs) and plenty of adult leaders. Some people think Scouts is just for boys – it’s not – we have loads of girls too!
We have just opened a second scout troop which means we now have space for your child (spaces are immediately available in cubs and scouts for anyone over 7.5yrs old).
What do Scouts think of Scouting? IT’S AWESOME!
This is a little video made by our scouts, about scouts, for scouts:
“Scouts is my 20 out of 10 activity – it’s the highlight of my week”, Matthew, Scout
How much does it cost? NOT MUCH!
It costs £30 per term, which covers weekly meetings, insurance, membership etc. Camps cost extra, and the cost depends on the activities – typically a weekend camp costs £25-£30 and a week long activity-packed summer camp costs £150.
Who runs Scouting? VOLUNTEERS!
Everyone in our group is a volunteer, which is why we can provide such great value activities. All our leaders have undergone extensive training and criminal records checks, and when we provide “adventurous activities” we will either use externally qualified people, or our own leaders with appropriate qualifications.
Where are we? HIGHFIELD – SOUTHAMPTON!
Our weekly meetings are in Brookvale Rd, Highfield, Southampton, our weekend camps are typically within 45 minutes from Southampton, and our week-long summer camps are generally within three hours of Southampton (transport provided), and every four years, we have a summer camp in Switzerland (for the scout section)!
Any questions? GET IN TOUCH!
Drop us an email and we can answer any questions you may have – firstname.lastname@example.org.