It's not just camping and games for Scouts of all ages in North Lincolnshire. We provide a researched balanced programme to our young people - not just in terms of the activities we provide, but also in the way they are delivered across the age groups.
The programme does change from time to time. It is refreshed on a regular basis to ensure it remains relevant in today's society
We are able to offer challenge and adventure to young people that is completely appropriate to their ability and age. We are totally flexible and the programme can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of individuals.
The balanced programme is delivered in three distinct ways:
Outdoor & Adventure is focussed upon for 50 per cent of the time, but that does not mean 50 per cent has to be delivered outdoors. We aim to provide adventure indoors as well.
But who wouldn't want to be outdoors come rain or shine?
In some parts of the programme the leaders focus on teamwork and leadership to help ensure we give our Scouts some life-skills which will prove invaluable when the young people are a few years older and seeking their first job or maybe applying for a place at University. Talk about your experiences in Scouting and you may be pleasantly surprised to learn your prospect new boss of lecturer was a Scout as well.
Look at any Scout in uniform and you'll see they're wearing a vast array of badges which could have been earned in a multitude of activities. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers all have their own Chief Scout's Award which is their ultimate aim.
Scouting also has a Young Leader Scheme which allows Explorers to become more active - delivering activities and leadership they may not have been involved in previously. Young Leaders are an essential part of Scouting, for they bring new ideas to the table and we hope they will stay on to become adult leaders.