What is Scouting
Scouting is a global, educational youth movement. In the UK Scouting is organised through the Scout Association and has a clear purpose:
To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.
By becoming a member of the Scout Association, you have joined a family of like minded individuals who want to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. You may recognise the names of some former Scouts; Michael Owen, Jamie Oliver, Steve Wright, David Beckham, Billy Connelly and Others.
Where are 1st Swindon in this?
We have four sections which are open to both boys and girls:
- Beaver Scouts are between 6 and 8 years old, with meetings on a Monday or Wednesday evening at “The Wick”
- Cub Scouts are between 8 and 10½ years old and meet on a Tuesday or Thursday evening at “The Wick”.
- Scouts are between 10½ and 14 years old and meet on a Friday evening in the Winter months (October – March) at “The Wick” however in the Summer months (April – October) we meet between at Bowmoor Sailing Club.
- Explorers are between 14 and 18 years old and meet on a Friday evening in the Winter months (October – March) at “The Wick” however in the Summer months (April – October) we meet between at Bowmoor Sailing Club.
To see what we are up to have a look at our currently planned events