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We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet life long friends.

SO YOU THINK YOUR KNOW SCOUTING – THINK AGAIN

If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life and you can benefit too.

There are over 700 people in Scouting in Sittingbourne – with young people being, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.



6 – 8 Years Old

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually 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.



8 – 10½ Years Old

A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.




10½ – 14 Years Old

Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, 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 of the things they get up to



14 – 18 Years Old

Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.

There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.




Meeting Times

Beavers

Wednesday

4:45pm – 6pm

Cubs

Wednesday

6pm – 7:30pm

Scouts & Explorers

Wednesday

7:30pm – 9pm


The Salvation Army Church, Shortlands Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 3JT

Weekly meetings are held during Term time only

What Does it Cost?

Our membership fee is £10 per month – by online payments via OSM (Online Scout Management) only. This covers the costs of weekly meeting venue hire & upkeep, badges, weekly activities, food & drinks and the UKHQ Membership fee (which covers support, training, insurance etc. To see all of what this cover, click here).

Activities such as camping & event trips may have additional costs and we notify parents/carers via email weeks before the event.

New members are accepted within the first two weeks of each term (see below for terms).

Members new/moved to the area can transfer into our group at any time – please contact us for more details.

Term dates:
Sept – Dec
Jan – Apr
May – Jul



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