Pennine Calder Scout District

Providing Scouting in Barkisland, Elland, Greetland, Hebden Bridge,
Mytholmroyd, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden and Warley

Sections

BEAVER SCOUTS: 6 to 8 years of age

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between eight and eight years six months.

They enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.

Beaver Scouts wear turquoise sweatshirts, navy blue activity trousers and their Group Scarf.

The Beaver Scout Promise is:

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.
The Beaver Scout Motto is:
Be Prepared

CUB SCOUTS: 8 to 10½ years of age

As a Cub Scout you will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge, which you can wear on your uniform.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.

Cub Scouts wear a dark green sweatshirt, navy blue activity trousers and the Group Scarf

The Cub Scout Promise is:

I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law
The Cub Scout Law is:
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
and do a good turn every day.
The Cub Scout Motto is:
Be Prepared

SCOUTS: 10½ to 14 years of age

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 15 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

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 Challenges 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 21ST World Scout Jamboree in Hylands Park, Essex. Theses events provide a fantastic opportunity for young people, from different parts of the world to share a unique experience.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Scouts wear a Teal Green shirt, navy blue activity trousers, Scout belt and their Group scarf

The Scout Promise is:

On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Scout Law is:
1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto is:
Be Prepared

EXPLORER SCOUTS: 14 to 18 years of age.

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family.

As an Explorer Scout, young people get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in the District, not just their part of the Unit. By doing this, they will get the chance to do many more activities.

Explorer Scouts can continue to pursue their personal development and improve their skills by working towards the Chief Scout’s Diamond and Platinum Awards and on to the prestigious Queen’s Scout Award.

As with the Scout section, the international aspect gives Explorer Scouting a special appeal and many Explorer Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Unit. The ultimate international experience is to participate in a World Jamboree.

In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the 21ST World Scout Jamboree in Hylands Park, Essex. These eventsl provide a fantastic opportunity for young people, from different parts of the world to share a unique experience.

Explorer Scouts can also train to become Young Leaders so that they assist the adults at meetings of the Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs and Scout Troops.

Explorer Scouts wear a beige shirt, navy blue activity trousers, Scout belt and their Group Scarf.

Explorer Scouts have the same Scout Promise, Law and Motto as the Scout section.

Scout Network (18-25)

Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.

Example activities include abseiling, camping, circus skills, climbing, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering and watersports.

Network Scouts have the same Scout Promise, Law and Motto as the Scout section.




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