Scouting is spread across 5 sections which is based on age. They all offer their own range of badges, awards and activities.
The Beaver Section is for youngsters aged between 6 and 8 years. The programme for this age group is based around Fun & Friends. They usually meet once a week, and have a great time playing games or making some craft item. They have a structured and ongoing learning progress which will prepare them for the transition to the Cub section.
The Cub Section is the next stage in the process and is for young people between the ages of 8 & 10½. Like the Beavers they also have a programme of activities which help to mould their progress in life and in Scouting. They are given a bit more responsibility and freedom to undertake different challenges and adventures.
The Scout Section is the next section up the chain. This is for members who are aged between 10 ½ & 14. As you can imagine at this age the young people are looking for more adventure and a more challenging Scouting experience. We also encourage more independence and responsibility as they move through Scouts. This is gained by a programme of progressive training, delivered via structured leadership teams.
Explorer Scouts cater for our 14-18 year old members Both of these sections are guided by a leadership team that are working towards the higher end awards: i.e.: Duke of Edinburgh or Queens Scout awards. This is achieved by a largely Explorer Scout lead programme of activities which encourage the young person to be the best they can be and also have fun while learning.
Network Scouts are for young adults between 18-25 yrs old. Network has a less formal setup but can still help members reach the highest youth award in Scouting – the Queen’s Scout Award.