We have one Beaver Scout Colony for the under 8s, two Cub Scout Packs (Allen and Stour) for the 8-10 year olds, a Scout Troop for young people aged 10 1/2 -14 years and for those aged 14 - 18 we have our Young Leaders.
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They consist of smaller groups of Beavers called lodges. They meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it's a real adventure for them.
A cub scout pack consists of smaller groups called sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenge them. A cub scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for cubs.
Each scout troop consists of a small unit of six to eight scouts called a patrol, usually led by a patrol leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently in the scout troop, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some things they get up to.
Young Leaders (Explorer Scout Unit) 14-18
Explorers are organised by the District team with units located in Wimborne, Corfe Mullen and Colehill. Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the unit, with some guidance from leaders. This includes the young leaders' scheme, where young people are able to take on leadership roles in the younger sections. There is a wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.
Our team of adult leaders is made up of dedicated volunteers from the Wimborne area - they are the people who make Scouting happen in the Group. For most of the week they are busy executives, engineers, plumbers, nurses, teachers, you name it, but the rest of the time they are the heart and soul of what we do.
Why not click on the Section tab to find out more information...?