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We have 2 Beaver Colonies, Pine and Willow for boys and girls aged 6 - 8 years.
Maple beavers used to meet on a Tuesday evening but has been suspended for the time being until we can relaunch with new leaders
Colony nights are a mixture of games, activities and sometimes visitors from outside visit the colony to talk on a variety of subjects. We try to join in with other Beaver Colonies in the District at least two or three times a year. We also take part in "Fun Days", Remembrance Day Parade, and New Year's parties.
Pine meet on Wednesday evenings from 6pm
Willow meet on Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm
Above all our main aim is FUN
We have 2 Cub Packs Punjab and Bengal for boys and girls aged 8 – 10½ years.
Cubs work for the Cub Scout Adventure Award and the Cub Scout Adventure Crest. The Cub Scout Challenge is optional for older Cubs. Activities within these awards include first aid, knotting, local knowledge, flags and countries, cooking, pioneering, nature, tracking, and much more.
Proficiency Badges may be gained individually from a wide range of topics.
Pack nights are a mixture of games, test work, and the introduction of new skills. Opportunities are taken to include visits to and receive visits from the local community.
Punjab meet on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm
Bengal meet on Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm
Punjab and Bengal meet at 1st Shirley HQ 118R Stratfird Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3AQ
The Packs aim to attend three weekend camps each year, and they join in the District events which include football matches (there is a District league and Cubs receive football training), other athletic activities, outings, skills days, Church services and parades.
Under the leadership of a Sixer and Seconder, cubs are organised in "sixes".
The Scout Section is the oldest section of the Scout Association.
The philosophy underpinning the programme is that every Scout should participate in a Balanced Programme over a period of time - usually one year.
Buckholt meet on Monday evenings from 7.30pm
Glyn meet on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm
In Scouting, "programme" has the widest possible interpretation. Programme is not just all the activities that Scouts can take part in. It includes almost anything from archery to youth hostelling. It is also how we do those activities, known as the method, and why we do them, known as the purpose.
This means that when Leaders plan an activity for their Scouts, they need to consider both how the activity will be done, why they are doing it and how it fits into the Balanced Programme.
The second word to consider is "balanced". The Programme is designed to help young people to grow and develop so at it's heart are six "personal development areas" (see below).
For Scouting to achieve its purpose, Scouts need to grow and develop in each of these areas, through a Balanced Programme that offers the widest variety of activities and methods.
The Scout Leaders, working with their Scouts, are responsible for planning and delivering a Balanced Programme.
Lead by a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader, Scouts are organised in Patrols of 6-7.
We host one of the District Explorer Scout Units, Intrepid for young people, aged 14 - 18 years.
They make up the fourth Section of the Scouting family. There are many types of Explorer Scout Units, some may be linked to local Scout Group, others may be based around different activities.
Intrepid meet on Thursday evenings from 8.15pm
Not all Units meet each week, because you will often be out and about at weekends or in the holidays doing activities. There will be times when you will be busy doing other things such as exams, and being an Explorer Scout will have to fit around these.
As an Explorer Scout, you will get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in your District, not just your Unit. By doing this, you will get the chance to do many more actvities, not just the ones your Unit organises.
Young people, aged 18 - 25 years can join the County Scout Network.
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