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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District 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.


International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, 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.


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.


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News & Blogs

International Matters (Feb2017)
04/03/2017 By DC-Russell Brooks

Here you can find the February edition of International Matters from Herts Scouts. Its the first from Manon Burbridge since taking over from  Mike Aston.

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Visits to the Metro Bank in St Albans
12/03/2016 By Russell Brooks

The Metro Bank in St Albans is offering Beavers, Cubs and Scouts the opportunity (in groups of no more than 30 young people) to visit the bank and see behind the scenes.  Previous visitors have got to open safety deposit boxes and keep the contents (lollies!), use the cash counting machines, see how credit cards are printed and go home with a goody bag.  There is no charge and they will see groups of no more than 30 young people any evening from a start time of 5pm with the last group arriving at 7pm.  If interested, please contact Caroline Woolford - caroline.woolford@metrobank.plc.uk

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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts
District Commissioner, 65 Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4XF
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