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Blackburn District Scouts

Delivering Scouting to Young People in the Blackburn Area

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

Beautiful Blackburn with Darwen Competition
18/01/2021 By Stuart Parker

Blackburn Scouts have launched a new photography competition giving you the chance to show the wonders of the town through your own eyes.

The free to enter ‘Beautiful Blackburn with Darwen’ contest is open to the whole community with a host of exciting judges signed up to find a winner with an eye for the extraordinary.

Local comedian Tez Ilyas, famous for The Tez O’Clock Show and Man Like Mobeen, the Blackburn Rovers striker Sam Gallagher, local photographer Shafiq Khan, Blackburn MP Kate Hollern and Director of BwD Council Sayyed Osman will all be looking for pictures that best show off the town’s beauty with a fabulous prize for the winner of each category.

Photographs must be taken between 1st January and 31st March 2021 and two categories are open for entries – under 18s and over 18s. A maximum of 3 entries are allowed per person.

Please submit all entries to blackburnscouts@gmail.com with your name, age and the location of your photograph.

The competition closes on 31st March 2021 with judging taking place in April 2021. Please note that by entering you agree to your all images entered will be shared on social media.

Keep up to date with the competition on social media by following @BeautifulBwD or searching #BeautifulBwD on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for all the latest entries and regular updates.

 

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Return of Face to Face Scouting
01/12/2020 By Stuart Parker
We can now confirm what face to face Scout activity is allowed when England comes out of lockdown this week.
From the beginning of Wednesday 2 December, all tiers in England will be in Amber for youth provision, for those under the age of 18.
The Government and the National Youth Agency have confirmed that youth clubs and activities will be permitted at all three tiers in England, as services such as Scouts are essential to the development and wellbeing of young people, and should continue wherever possible.
As a reminder this means:
Sections can meet with up to 15 young people (aged under 18), plus 5 adults.
The session can take place outdoors or indoors but must be socially distanced.
Face coverings should be worn by anyone of Scout-age plus when indoors. Adults delivering an activity to young people aren’t required to wear a face covering.
 
Groups across Blackburn will make their own decision to open up sections on a Group by Group basis.
 
The readiness level page on the TSA website here: https://scouts-news.org.uk/31ME-13PQG-7AMRBD-P66UB-1/c.aspx

 

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Coronavirus Update
28/08/2020 By Stuart Parker

Scouting across the town is currently suspended until the National Youth Agency readiness level for Blackburn moves to AMBER. The level is currently REd but we hope that will change in the near future.

If you want your child to join Scouting, please follow the links to our Scout Groups across the town to see if your local group has any vacancies. 

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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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