Scouting in East Somerset District is thriving, making an enormous difference to the lives of literally hundreds of young people, volunteers and our wider community. Fun and Adventure can be found in our Scout Groups up and down our District from Yeovil to Frome and from Langport & Somerton to Templecombe. click on the link to find out more about Scouting in East Somerset.
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2016 District activity programme announced.
What a year we have ahead of us! not only is 2016 the 100 year birthday for the Cub Scouts (8yrs – 10.5yrs) but it is also the 30 year birthday for the Beaver Scouts (6-8yrs) too. We two big birthdays in one year you can only expect lots of parties, lots of fun and lots of adventure!
Visit our events page to find out what the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members are up! if you like what you see contact us today and come and join in the fun! With over 200 activities running each year in East Somerset, over 30 local Scout groups, 14 Explorer units, 3 Scout Active Support Units, a network unit and access to adventure every week, there is no better time to get involved in Scouting in East Somerset. Whether you are 6yrs old or 96yrs we have something that is right up your street! We run exciting, friendly activities each week with adventure running most weekends. There are Young People spaces available in a group near you.
The Scout Section
It might not be a birthday for the Scouts but there is still a lot of fun to be had in this section. The District team have confirmed once again a number of very popular activities including the JAWS water activity camp (Pictured left), day hikes, survival camp, Exmoor Extreme Weekend, Master Chef Cooking events, archery & shooting clubs, Fox Trophy hiking competition, camping competition, 5-a-side football competitions and a all new exciting night activity event called ‘Night Hawk’ to name just a few. Join the adventure and contact us today!
Explorer & Network Sections (14-25 programme)
Our New 14-25 programme in East Somerset is bigger than ever before. Not only have we increased the number of units available to our members (4 new Explorer units and 1 new Network unit) but we have increased our activity programme too. We now have an improved DofE Bronze / Silver / Gold provision for our members, new events such as paintballing, caving and water sports, Explorer Belt International Expeditions, a quality Young Leader programme and the good old faithful BIG BASH adventure camp, Xmas Ball and our exciting trips to Gilwell 24 and the National Monopoly Run events. Like What you see? then why not contact us and join today!
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East Somerset now have a Facebook and soon a Twitter account. We also support the Somerset County Scout YouTube page. Just click on the links below and follow us today!
Our Scouting Sections:
We are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
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.
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.
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.
Explorer Scouts (14–18)
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.
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.