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Blackburn District Scouts

Delivering Scouting to Young People in the Blackburn Area



Boys and girls aged 10½ to 14

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.

 

Activities

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.

 

Balanced Programme

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 traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

 

International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.

 

Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Please note some of our Scout Troops operate a waiting list.


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News & Blogs

Canalside Activity Centre Lease
10/05/2019 By Stuart Parker

We are delighted to announce that St. George's (Mill Hill) Scout Group have taken out a new 25 year lease for Canalside Activity Centre with Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Group Scout Leader, Lee Arrandale said " we are delighted to agree a new 25 year lease with the local authority. They have been hugely supportive of the development of the site. The lease allows us to access grant opportunities to further devlop what the site provides young people across the town. We can now ensure young people have access to outdoor activities for generations to come"

 

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St. George's Day Parade and Promise Renewal
30/04/2019 By Stuart Parker

A fantastic turnout today for the Blackburn St Georges Day parade & promise renewal at Blackburn Cathedral

A big thank you to our groups, young people & adults for coming along, making the day special & a big success.

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1V Scouts meet HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
28/03/2019 By Stuart Parker

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge was at Gilwell Park today, to learn more about UK Scoutings new early years pilots bringing to younger children.

1V Scouts from Blackburn met the Duchess with their Hedgehogs which are part of the early years pilot.

More to follow

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Blackburn District Scouts
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