Scouts (10½-14 years old)
‘It’s good to get out basically. I wasn’t too keen to go to Scouts to begin with but now it’s a good laugh. All the activities we do are fun and I’ve made loads of great mates.’
Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
The Scout programme helps young people find out more about the world, encourages them to know their own abilities, understand the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop creativity. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and attitudes. Scouts are encouraged to help plan and run the troop programme. Achievement is recognised through the challenge and activity badge scheme.
Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things Scouts get up to. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
Our Scout Troops meet on the following days
Monday: 409th Manchester
Tuesday: 23rd Manchester (Birch with Fallowfield), Chorlton Scout Group (Sea Scouts),
2/88th Manchester (2nd Didsbury), 2/241st Manchester (St Catherine of Siena)
Wednesday: 2/249th Manchester, 2/77th Manchester (2nd Whalley Range),
2/88th Manchester (2nd Didsbury), 1st Wythenshawe
Thursday: 1st Withington
Friday: 306th Manchester
Sunday: BMHC Scout Group