Scouts, Cubs and Beavers – open to boys and girls!
The Scouting Organisation as a whole promote leadership, communication, problem solving, personal responsibility, discipline and a whole host of interpersonal skills that help those involved achieve their true potential. The benefits are recognised in numerous ways including Job applications it might just make the difference in getting a job or not, especially when the person is able to evidence their achievements.
Worldwide there are over 28 million people involved in Scouting that’s alot of opportunities it’s possible it can take you to the other side of the world or even further (read on and see)and there will always or almost always be someone from the scouting family to look out for you.
At 1st Westbourne Scouts we are no different; we look out for each other we help each other when we can, our Scout Leader, a volunteer has numerous skills to pass on and encourages all those attending to aspire and reach the best of their ability, to acquire new skills and sense of achievement in a fun and enjoyable way.
All our leaders Simon in Scouts, Glynis and Karen in Cubs, Rachel in Beavers are brilliant in coaching the children and young adults, in a way that they have fun and excitement, I can’t thank them enough for the time they freely give up.
Over the last 12 months just some of the things our Scouts have done include;
Beach BBQs, Night Hikes, Cooking (Parents be warned have you ever tasted a chocolate fritter or green pancake!), Go Karting, Fire lighting, Whittling (Amazing what you can make), Pioneering challenges (Ropes and Pole bridges etc), Waterbombs and games, Wide games, Camping, Map reading and orienteering culminating in the Junior Downsman Competition, where the scouts hike over a weekend camping out at night on sites of course and perform various challenges on route. Making Rocket Matches hmmm so where might that take you?
It brings to mind one of our 1st Westbourne Scouts that has gone on to achieve something many can only dream of, it is of course Tim Peake who is the first British Astronaut to be chosen by the European Space Agency. Hopefully on his next mission to the Space Station he is going to take one of our Necker’s up with him. If you’ve a strong enough telescope, you might just see it flapping about outside.
Please come and join us!
If you have a child between 10 ½ yrs and 14 ½ yrs, boy or girl, that would be interested in joining Scouts please contact me, Roy Briscoe the Group Chairman on 01234 696 376 or eMail firstname.lastname@example.org. We intend running some taster sessions why not get them to come along and see what it’s all about, and get them to bring a friend?
We also have vacancies in our Beaver and Cub sections (Beavers 6 to 8 yrs and cubs 8 to 10 ½ yrs) again if you’re interested please contact me.
If you are interested in helping out in any of the sections as an assistant leader we are always on the look-out, you will gain so much satisfaction especially if your son or daughter is involved as well, come and see them flourish and laugh ALOT with them.