Scouts

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Activities

Scouts 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, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

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 and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


Structure

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



News & Blogs

All,

The updated issue of our process for approving Covid-19 risk assessments can be found here.

In addition to ensuring the appropriate measures are in place to mitigate Covid-19, Sections will only be allowed to restart face to face Scouting if they have also met the requirements set out in POR relating to Appointments and safety related Training.

The District’s approval panel plans to meet every Tuesday evening to review submissions that week.  It is recommended that draft risk assessments are sent via email for review and only submitted via smartsheets to reduce admin.

The District team is committed to working with Groups to ensure we deliver safe and enjoyable Scouting for all our Members, so please contact myself of the approval team if you have any queries or concerns.

Mark

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POR Rule 9.1b Policy
24/08/2020 By Mark Hassall

All,

POR (rule 9.1b) states that “the District Commissioner is responsible for approving all activities for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. This will usually be by means of an informal system agreed between the District Commissioner and each Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner”.

Following several questions it became clear that different people had different ideas about our informal agreement, so I've written a document to clarify the position which can be accessed here.

I hope this document takes a common sense approach and won’t significantly change how we safely carry out the vast majority of our Scouting activities.

If anybody has any comment or queries, please get in touch with me.

Mark

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Blog | COVID-19
16/03/2020 By Mark Hassall

All,

 

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, all face to face Scouting activities will cease as of Tuesday 17th March until further noice.

HQ updates will be published at https://scouts.org.uk/coronavirus

Any District updates will be published on our website and circulated to appropriate local members.

 

Mark Hassall

District Commissioner

Ampthill and Woburn District Scout Council

 

 

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