Join 7th Colchester Scout Troop
Ages 6 – 8
Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 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 although, getting your son/daughter on 7th Colchester’s waiting list is highly recommended (from even as young as four!).
They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. We meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Ages 8 – 10½
There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You’ll get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing, archery, abseiling, climbing and loads more. If you do them properly you’ll receive 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. Also you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack which will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of fun outdoor activities.
Ages 10½ – 14
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 Challenge 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.
Would you like to be part of something amazing? Part of Scouting’s mission statement is…
To help young people achieve their full, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as respected members of their local, national and international communities.