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.

A typical weekly schedule during Autumn and Winter looks like:

Autumn Term
Welcome back to existing scouts. Games and start of year scout forum

New scouts and parents evening. Games and land based activities
Wide games offsite at Gilwell Park in the dark
Laser quest
Pioneering activity – building weaving machines, trebuchets
 Half term
Climbing / archery at the Gilwell climbing centre
Swimming badges in the pool
Chef’s badge part one – preparation
Chef’s badge part two – cooking on fires and trangia gas burners
Christmas party
Spring Term
Games and mid-year forum
Water games and tent activities
Water games and tent activities
Swimming badges in the pool
Chef badge part 1 – preparation
 Half term
Chef badge part 2 – cooking
Indoor games and outdoor activity preparations
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
On the water skills
On the water skills

Summer Term

In the summer term we are based at Fairlop Waters where we split the scouts into groups to gain experience in Paddling, Sailing and Pulling. Depending on their previous experience and time with us they work towards their level 2 and level 3 staged activity badges.