Scouts are generally aged 10½ to 14. Most come up through the Cub packs but a few either join the movement directly as scouts or transfer in when they move home. As with the other sections, girls are welcome to join.
|So what is scouting about? Within 1st CSP we provide activities to develop the Scouts in the following areas:|
|•||Hands-on skills||Cooking, building fires, pioneering etc|
|•||Outdoor experience||Camping, hikes, orienteering etc.|
|•||New skills||Map-reading and navigation, knots, shooting and archery etc. They get to do stuff they don’t do at school.|
|•||Participation||It’s hands-on – the scouts have to do the activity, not the leaders!|
|•||Success||A sense of achievement most troop evenings and badges to prove it.|
|•||Social skills||They work in the company of others to get results. This is sometimes competitive and sometimes cooperative.|
|•||Leadership||Patrol Leaders (PL’s) and Assistant Patrol Leaders (APL’s) are expected to organise their patrols and set an example.|
|•||Spiritual||A little bit of morality, the treatment of others and of the countryside/environment.|
In all these things the Scouts should be having fun. Most of them do most of the time. If your scout ever says he’s not enjoying it in the longer term it’s quite likely he’s not participating as much as the others.
A Scout troop meeting usually lasts for an hour and a half.
|The 1st Chalfont St Peter Group has three Scout Troops, with meeting times of:|
||Tuesday||7:30 – 9:00pm|
||Wednesday||8:00 – 9:30pm|
||Thursday||7:30 – 9:00pm|