Scout Programme

Scouts are with the group for three years and get the opportunity to cover a large range of activities while covering many of the key badges. Some of our scouts come up from the Cub scout pack whilst others join directly, We aim to cater for those that have started some of their badges in cubs and those that have not. The programme is split into three terms; the first two are based at our home at Bancroft's school and the third term is based entirely on the water at Fairlop Waters.
Autumn term
Introduction to scouting
 Week#  Activity
 1 Welcome back to existing scouts. Games and start of year scout forum
 2 New scouts and parents evening. Games and land based activities
 3 Wide games offsite at Gilwell Park in the dark
 4 Bowling / laser quest / offsite team activity
 5 Pioneering activity - building weaving machines, trebuchets, etc.
 Half term
 6 Climbing / archery at the Gilwell climbing centre
 7 Swimming badges in the pool
 8 Chef's badge part one - preparation
 9 Chef's badge part two - cooking on fires and trangia gas burners
 10 Christmas party
Winter term
Introduction to scouting
 Week#  Activity
 1 Games and mid-year forum
 2 Water games and tent activities
 3 Water games and tent activities
 4 Swimming badges in the pool
 5 Chef badge part 1 - preparation
 Half term
 6 Chef badge part 2 - cooking
 7 Indoor games and outdoor activity preparations
 8 On the water skills - how to capsize in a Kayak; rigging sailing boats; knots, nautical skills, navigation, water safety, recovery in water. In the pool and on land, split into thee activity groups