What is Scouting?
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old
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
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 both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in International camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life
How do I join Scouts at 1st Easthampstead?
We have two Scout Troops that meet on a Wednesday and Friday evening. If you want to take part in the fun of Scouting, either as a Scout, or as an Adult Leader or helper, please complete this form
How do I join Scouts if I live outside of the FESG catchment area?
For more information about Scouts, please contact the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org