Scouts

Scouts…. where growing up is fun and the adventure grows too!

Scouts is the third section in Scouting and is for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

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
  • Winter Camps add an additional challenge
  • Help others in the community
  • Cook, both at home and at camp
  • Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
  • Learn survival skills

International Scouting

It’s international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2007, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.

Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

1st Chorley Methodist Scouts have grown over the last two years. And now from November 2019 we will have two groups. One at Chorley Methodist Church (on Gillibrand Walks) Wednesday 7:30pm till 9pm which is lead by Eddie Brown & Paul Ryan and another at All Saints Scout Hut (Off Hodder Avenue) Wednesday 7:30pm till 9pm which is led by Paul Barker & Lisa Lewis.

Next Events

Hammock Camp 20th-21st March @ Bibby’s Farm (6:30pm Friday, pickup at 11am Saturday)

County Rally 15th-17th May @ Waddecar (7pm Friday at Morrison’s Car Park & 2pm Sunday back at Morrison’s Car Park)

Service Team 12th-14th June @ Bibby’s Farm (6pm Friday, pickup at 3pm Sunday)

Group Camp 2020 17th-19th July @ Waddecar (7pm Friday, pickup at 2pm Sunday)