1st Stanmore Scout Group

Since its re-formation in 1994, the 1st Stanmore Scout Group has always been very active and at the centre of community life in and around Stanmore. We are the home of Scouting in the Canons Park/ Wemborough Road/ Marsh Lane area of Stanmore. We currently have a membership of over 150 young people from the surrounding area spread across 3 sections.

We have 3 Beaver Colonies for ages 6 to 8, 2 Cub Packs for ages 8 to 10 and a half and 2 Scout Troops for ages 10 and a half to 14 as well as supporting a number of district based Young Leaders aged 14 to 18.

Our Beaver Colony…

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday.

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Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. We also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.

Here are some views from Beavers:

‘I am a beaver and I like playing games and making new friends. Beavers is fun and I love going. I like going on the trips and outings like to the zoo.’

Meeting Times

Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays – 6pm to 7.15pm

Click here to see the Beaver Leaders. Young Leaders assist on all nights.

Join in

If you are interested in your child joining beavers, hit the ‘Join Scouting Today’ button on the left!

We are always looking for adult volunteers. Would you like to be part of something amazing? Part of Scouting’s mission statement is…

To help young people achieve their full, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as respected members of their local, national and international communities.

Roles range from committee members to parent helpers and uniformed leaders, it doesn’t matter how much you do, every little helps! Contact us for more details.

Our Cub Pack…

Cubs offers activities for young people aged 8-10½ including games, crafts, exploring. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm, and of course camping. We have around 50 Cubs in attendance over two Packs.

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During the Cub Evenings we run a fun and exciting programme. Here are some of the activities we have run during our programmes – Fire Station Visits, Backwoods Cooking, Pioneering, Local knowledge, Cub Scout Activity Badges, and Games. Also during the evenings, we run our programmes to include the badge work and the different parts of the Cub Scout Award Scheme.

We also attend District Sports Day, Swimming Gala and all other District Events as well as running our own activities in the group.

We sometimes run a football session on a Saturday afternoon for scouts, cubs and beavers, which is run principally by Anton. This is an opportunity for our young footballers to come and play a friendly game of football against the other scouts and against other scout units.

Meeting Times

Mondays or Wednesdays – 6.30pm to 8pm

Click here to see the Cub Leaders. Young Leaders assist on both nights.

Join in

If you are interested in your child joining cubs, hit the ‘Join Scouting Today’ button on the left!

We are always looking for adult volunteers. Would you like to be part of something amazing?

Part of Scouting’s mission statement is…

To help young people achieve their full, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as respected members of their local, national and international communities.

Roles range from committee members to parent helpers and uniformed leaders, it doesn’t matter how much you do, every little helps! Ask us for more details on the Get Involved form.

Scouts…

The Scout section covers ages 10½ – 14, and members 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.

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, to explore their own values and personal attitudes. Being outdoors is important and much of the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as a wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to kayaking. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

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At Scouts in 1st Stanmore, you will have lots of games taught to you, lots of skills built upon and lots of fun given to you. The scout troops go back to basics every few months to teach you what you didn’t know. Then you move on to more complicated knots, pioneering, first aid, emergency procedures and topics about nature. The basics of scouting include the 6 basic knots, simple pioneering, the CPR procedure and lots lots more. The scouts continue to run a balanced programme organised by the individual section leaders.

Our scouts have a lot of fun all year round whether the weather be snow or sun. We know you will not get involved unless you are enjoying what you are offered and we try to make sure everything we do is a fun experience. We try to give you as much independence as we can, it’s up to you to show us that you know when its time to go crazy then when to slow down when you need to concentrate on something serious that will allow you to take a step forward.

Meeting Times

Thursdays or Fridays – 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Click here to see the Scout Leaders.

Join in

If you are interested in your child joining scouts, hit the ‘Join Scouting Today’ button on the left!

We are always looking for adult volunteers. Would you like to be part of something amazing?

Part of Scouting’s mission statement is…

To help young people achieve their full, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as respected members of their local, national and international communities.

Roles range from committee members to parent helpers and uniformed leaders, it doesn’t matter how much you do, every little helps! Contact us for more details.

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