Groups

Scout groups are made up of three sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and typically meet at the same venue but often on different nights.

Who are Beavers?

Beaver Scouts are young boys and girls usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest section in the scouting family. Our colony is a friendly and an active place for your child to join and we get up to all sorts of things, including day visits, sleepovers, arts and crafts, exploring the outdoors and much more.

Who are Cubs?

Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea Island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.

Cubs comes after Beavers and before Scouts and are 8 to 10½ years old. Cubs also get to go on trips and days out, this will certainly mean sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.

Who are Scouts?

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907 and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

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