About Scouts

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THIS SECTION IS ALL ABOUT

  • Scouts exploring the great unknown
  • Trying new things
  • Working as a team
  • Having a safe space to belong
  • Building personal confidence
  • Exploring growing and diverse interests
    Stable and longer-term leadership roles
  • Expanding communities

SCOUTS WORK AS A PATROL TO EXPLORE THE GREAT UNKNOWN. EVERY EXPERIENCE WILL INVOLVE A NEW CHALLENGE AND SCOUTS WILL SUPPORT EACH OTHER ON THE WAY.

Through this section, youth members will have the opportunity to Plan>Do>Review> things independently with their Patrols. They will take more responsibility for themselves and others, and push their comfort zones.

The balance of leadership will shift from adults to youth as Scouts take charge over their direction. Adults will support Scouts to be successful as they challenge themselves in new ways and through new interests. Scouts will experience achievement and make mistakes, overcoming the challenges of both.

Creativity will help Scouts find new ways to solve problems as a Patrol, and to express their evolving characters. Scouts will learn about their priorities and channel energy into their passions and interests.

The outdoors will be a common setting, and allow Scouts to connect with the simplicity of nature and the complexity of life.

Scouts’ understanding of the world will expand dramatically, as they take interest in community issues both locally and globally. National and international communities will begin to mean more as Scouts explore further afield. Scouts will recognise themselves as part of something much larger than themselves and commit themselves to contributing meaningfully.

Scouts ideally progress to Venturer Scout section before turning 15