Joining Scouts

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Joining Scouts

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‘Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends. I’ve just been selected to go the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden and that’s going to be awesome.’

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

Structure

The Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, 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.

 How do I join?

Contact Alex on Scouttroop@cottinghamscouts.co.uk or cottinghamscouts@gmail.com

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What do we do?

  • Navigation skills
  • Air rifle shooting
  • Archery
  • Fire lighting
  • Survival skills
  • Camping
  • Cooking & food safety
  • Water sports – kayaking
  • Team work skills