Scouts

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.


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.


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Where are we?

The Scouts meet at:

The Scout Hut
Station Road
Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45 1JT
Meeting Times
Ruxox Scouts
Mondays - 19:15 to 21:15

Joey's Scouts
Fridays - 19:15 to 21:15

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

Blog | RED January 2021
01/01/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Flitwick Scouts are challenging themselves to get active, their way, by taking part in RED January and raising money for Sport in Mind, the mental health charity. 

When RED started, it originally stood for "Run Every Day", but has since expanded to general active health/fitness over January.  Scouts are planning to spend January running, cycling, doing keep fit exercises and even ice skating! 

The Flitwick Scout Group fundraising page for this can be found here: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/red-january-2021-80e28a3f-2dd9-4882-bd19-6d1791f2e305

 

 

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Blog | Raced Round the World!
31/12/2020 By Simon Baldwin

Recently, Flitwick Scout Group have taken part in a six- week challenge, Race Around the World. The aim was to raise money for those Scout Groups across the country hardest hit by the pandemic.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders nationally raised funds by walking, running, cycling and learning about other cultures. Via sponsorship and donations, £250,000 was raised across the UK all going towards the Scout Groups who need it most.

Flitwick’s Ruxox and Joey's troops managed to collect £544 working both individually, and together on a winter hike, when they racked up over 30 miles between them.

Written by Edmund, one of the Ruxox Patrol Leaders

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Blog | Christmas Pioneering
09/12/2020 By Simon Baldwin

At the start of December, a couple of Scout Leaders and Scouts used their pioneering skills learnt at Scouts to construct a Christmas tree shaped structure, as decoration outside the Scout hut.

This was decorated with a star and snowflake that were created at the same time, plus a Group Neckerchief, and then adorned with lights. 

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Returning to in-person meetings
16/09/2020 By Simon Baldwin

Over the summer, the Scout Group have had a couple of teams working hard putting in many hours of work to comply the with the many rules, regulations and advice to get permission to resume in-person Scouting in Flitwick.

We are happy to say that we have received permission from our HQ to restart, albeit in a limited and socially distant way at the moment. This permission has been given based upon the Risk Assessments and Action Plan that has been shared with all members.

Plans are in place to start meetings again for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts - these meetings will be outside for the time being, and will be limited in the number of members who can attend at one time/place. 

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Scouting from Home
26/03/2020 By Jonathan Smith

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families, as the spread of Covid-19 has caused schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, The Scouts want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we've pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing "I'm bored" every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors. You can find activities suitable for your child by clicking here


You could also help your child complete an Activity badge. Once you've completed all the requirements, why not email photos to your section leader to show what you've done. There are links to our activity badge pages below:

Beaver Activity Badges
Cub Activity Badges
Scout Activity Badges


Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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The Scout Hut, Station Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1JT
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