Scouts – 10½-14yrs

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Scouts – 10½-14yrs

Scouts

What don’t Scouts do? At this age, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life. In the Troop Scouts:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn emergency aid
  • Spend nights away – the summer camp is often the highlight of the year
  • Help others in the community
  • Cook, both at home and at camp
  • Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
  • Learn survival skills

7th Swindon Scouts run a very active programme with nights away activities happening all year round. In the winter we are based primarily indoors but as the weather improves in the summer term, we spend most weeks outdoors.

Our programme offers a wide range of opportunities  in the

  • community based activities such as carol singing and fundraising  to  environmental work at local open spaces
  • adventurous activities such as archery, air rifle shooting, canoeing and climbing
  • leadership and problem solving activities
  • traditional scouting activities like knot tieing, map and compass, hiking and camping

Each year we aim to go away at least six times mainly for weekends but there is usually a weeks camp in the summer. We go away sometimes on our own, sometimes with other groups.

Recent camps have been to Lake Bala in North Wales, Windsor Great Park, Bournemouth and Gloucestershire.

At present the Scout Troop has a few spaces available, we also hold a waiting list for those not old enough to join the Troop.

 

For information on Scout Activity Badge requirements and where they go on the uniform, Please see https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=7,64

Recent Scout News

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Scout Leaders

Colin Hall – with over 15 yrs as a scouts leader, Colin comes from Churchdown in Gloucestershire and has been a scout leader in Newport Pagnell, Bucks before coming to 7th Swindon in 2008.  
Mark Allen – Mark grew up in the shadow of Windsor Castle and loves to tell people he was educated at Eton! (Not the college…they have a junior school). He has worked installing TV and radio stations around the world and was regularly seen behind newsreaders shoulders. He has been a District D of E advisor for Windsor and an assistant Scout Leader at 7th Swindon since 2007. He is also the Leader of Hydra Explorer unit.
Ian Coello – Bio Coming soon
Damien Crawford – After coming to camp as a parent, we managed to convince  Damien to help as a leader.  Damien is one of the troops Archery instructors and is an avid motorbiker…
Steve Dudley – Steve could tell us what he does for a living but he is not really sure, and he would need to kill us shortly later. Always ready with either a practical joke or some quip, he is the joker of the team.
Paul Exell – Paul became an ASL in late 2012 after being a section assistant with beavers and cubs. He is a first aid trainer for his work and has a collection of stomach churning fake wounds which make our first aid training more realistic.
Susan Hall – Susan is married to Colin and has been a assistant beaver leader with the 7th before helping with the scout section. She can be seen collecting moneys and letters each evening as there always seems to be something to organise…
Becky King – Becky was a scout and Young Leader in the troop before becoming an adult leader with 7th.
Andrew Purdy – Recently joined , Andrew has been a scout leader and a cub leader during his time in the forces. He is a photographer by trade and can be relied upon to post photos to our facebook group daily whilst we are on camp.