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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

Watersports 2020
16/11/2019 By Stuart Parker

Our District watersports team : WACKYS Active Support Unit have announced the 2020 programme events for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers as well as info on Adult training courses.

Please book the events via the website on the WHATS ON section.

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Scouts at Ewood Park 2019
29/09/2019 By Stuart Parker

Over 400 Scouts from right across the town came together to support their local club Blackburn Rovers against Luton Town in the EFL Championship.

The event was organised jointly by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust and Blackburn Scouts to give young people a taste of Championship football. For many of the Scouts this was their first time at a football match.

A massive thankyou to the Community Trust for inviting us along on the day ... the young people had a blast.

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Exciting news!

Our newest group Saliheen Scouts officially opens its doors this coming weekend.

Last Saturday Scout Leaders welcomed the children & parents joining their group. Plenty of fun & adventure awaits them all!

Please join us in welcoming Saliheen Scouts to the Scouting family.

We look forward to following their progress over the coming months.

#OneCommunityOneBlackburn
#Growth

 

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Skills for life ... why not join Scouting?
10/08/2019 By Stuart Parker

Research shows time spent outdoors has physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Great to see our groups enjoying the outdoors and helping young people develop #SkillsForLife

#OneCommunityOneBlackburn

 
 
 
 
 

 

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DISTRICT YOUTH COUNCIL
15/07/2019 By Stuart Parker

Blackburn District Youth Commissioner Rhea Greenwood is launching Blackburn District Youth Council.

This is your change to:

Have your say
Make decisions and agree changes
Help make Scouting in Blackburn even better.

Doing your DofE? Complete the SKILLS section by joining the Youth Council Team.

Interested: TEXT Rhea 07599 3999931

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What's On

District Scouts Skills Day

St. George's Day Service - Blackburn Cathedral

Push The Boat Out 2020

Scouts SPLASH 2020

Waterdays - Coniston Water Parks

 
Blackburn District Scouts
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