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Cheshire Scout Section

Jump in and get muddy. Give back and get set. Scouts ignore the butterflies and go for it, and soon so will you.

A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14.5 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

Scouts 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 and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. 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 and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Sea and Air Scouting

Sea Scouting and Air Scouting are branches of Scouting, not separate organisations which have a aeronautical or nautical twist to the programme and activities. Many Troops meet more than once a week in the summer period and the additional meetings are used to develop skills and provide training. It is not training for the a Air Force or Navy career, although it can be very useful for young people who are so interested.

Want to join Scouts in Cheshire?
We offer a group finding facility on the Cheshire Scouts website. All you need to do is enter your postcode and it will show you a list of groups in order of distance from the postcode you have entered. This will allow you to see where the most local groups are to your area. You can access the group finder by clicking here.

Click here to join Scouts!

Charly O’Brien
Assistant County Commissioner
(Scouts)
Cheshire, UK
@CheshireScouts
charly.obrien@cheshirescouts.org.uk


The Chambonauts

3, 2, 1… Blast off!

The countdown to Cheshire’s space-themed International Jamboree has begun! Run ever four years, Chamboree attracts over 5,000 Scouts and Guides from all over Cheshire. Tatton showground buzzes with excitement and activity and Explorer Scouts get to camp on their own separate subcamp and engage in a jam-packed week of activities, events and challenges.

The Chamboree Programme Team have put some activities together to get you excited for the big event! We’ve recommended the age range suitability of an activity, but don’t hesitate to check out the activities and their suitability for your programme! To help leaders we’ve provided links to the Scout & Guide badges.

If you’ve got any more ideas to offer, we’d love to hear from you. Share them by emailing our Chamboree Programme Team.

Why not share your photos & videos with us! @Chamboree #Chambonauts


JOTA-JOTI Jamboree

15th – 17th October 2021

JOTA-JOTI is about the 21st century skills you can learn in Scouting and the values of global citizenship. The event is open to Scouts around the world, enabling young people to connect and communicate with each other using the Internet and amateur radio. JOTA-JOTI engages youth in educational activities that build teamwork, cross-cultural understanding and skills for the future.

Cheshire Scouts invite you to take part in this special event this October. Scouting is a global movement and we welcome as many Scouts as possible to join us in this unique international discovery weekend. We have prepared an activity pack, full of ideas and things to consider in order for you to host your very own event either at home for yourself or with a local Colony, Pack, Troop, Unit, Group or District! We recommend seeking the support of your local ADC and District Commissioner if setting up a group event. But why not let the county team know too and we can visit during the weekend!

Participation in the event will count towards young people’s award and badge work.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls