The Scout section covers ages 10½ – 14, and members 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.
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, to explore their own values and personal attitudes. Being outdoors is important and much of the programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as a wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to kayaking. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
4th Thorpe Bay offers many opportunities to gain awards and learn important life skills, our two sections encourage young people’s input, to shape the activities and insure they are at the forefront of change. Our Young Leaders try very hard to listen to everyone so that being part of a team helps them to respect and show kindness and support to each other. Over the years the troops have had many successes in District and County competitions, and visited many campsites over the UK. Our ability to hold high numbers of scouts and to keep the journey going is the key to our success.
Fun activities and games are selected by each patrol every week, responsibility is given to the old scouts to organise and teach the younger ones how to camp, cook, navigate and survive. They also have an opportunity to develop within their own age group further promoting good leadership skills.
You can add your child to our waiting list by completing the form at the link below. Please also make contact with the Scout section leader via our contact form.