1ST FLINTHAM SCOUT GROUP

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Sections

The 1st Flintham Scout Group run four age group sections

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They meet weekly during school term time on a Tuesday to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

Cubs meet on a Monday night during school term time and take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and adventure trips are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

Scouts meet every two weeks on a Wednesday.  Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping and hiking. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Rock climbing, canoeing and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

 

Explorers meet weekly on a Tuesday evening. The DofE Award is a key part of the Explorer programme.

Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, first aid, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities.


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The 1st Flintham Scout Group run the three DOE award schemes

  • Volunteering section: 3 months
  • Physical section: 3 months
  • Skills section: 3 months
  • Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
  • You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.
  • Volunteering section: 6 months
  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
  • Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights
  • If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
  • Volunteering section: 12 months
  • Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
  • Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights
  • Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.
  • If you didn’t do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

How does the Scout Group work?

  • The Group Scout Leader manages the Group and is responsible for its support and development and the programme of activities it offers to young people.
  • The Group Chairman and the Group Executive Committee support the Group Scout Leader and ensure the effective administration of the Scout Group. The Committee meets four times a year
  • The Group Executive Committee aims to make sure that the Scout Group has the facilities and resources needed to deliver good Scouting in the Group.
  • The leaders in the Group work with their team of adults (who perform a variety of roles) to deliver an exciting and attractive programme of activities for young people in the Group. Their work is co-ordinated through the Group Scouters’ meeting (chaired by the Group Scout Leader), which includes the Section Leaders and Assistants.
  • The Group Chairman works closely with the Group Scout Leader and together they ensure the successful running of the Scout Group.