Scouts (10 - 14)

Adventure Week at Lochgoilhead
6 -10 July 2020

Join us at the Lochgoilhead National Scout Activity Centre for water and land activities including sailing, canoeing, rafting, archery, climbing, rope swing and abseiling. Professional instruction and wet suits provided. Indoor accommodation and all meals.  Transport by bus to and from Lochgoilhead

Viking Adventure - Stavanger
25-28 September 2020

An activity week-end with Norwegian Scouts.  Sailing, canoeing, walk to the Stavanger fjord; BBQ; football; fishing; sightseeing and more.  Indoor accommodation provided in 2 Scout Centres. 

International Scout Jamboree - near Oslo
3-14 July 2021

Join over 9,000 Scouts for a week of activities at Norway's largest Jamboree.  Meet Scouts from all over Europe and other countries.  The Jamboree site has shops; live entertainment, toilets; cafes; numerous activities; overnight walk; and many more things to do and see.  After the Jamboree spend a few days in Stavanger with Norwegian Scouts.  Indoor accommodation provided.


What are Scouts?

The Scout Troop is divided into small groups of about six to eight Scouts (boys and girls) called a Patrol , each led by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Camping; activity week-ends; cooking; pioneering; and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to. There are usually annual short exchange visits with the Tananger Sea Scout Group, Stavanger, including home hospitality.

Scouts follow a progressive programme helping them to earn challenge and activity badges to recognise their achievements, leading to the top award, the Chief Scout's Gold Award. Participation and youth involvement is the key approach, rather than meeting standards.

Opportunities exist to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

Where and when do we meet?

Scouts meet on Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, in the Scout Centre during school term time.  Some meetings during the summer are held at the Aberdeen District Scout Camping Site at Templars' Park, South Deeside Road. 

Uniform Requirements

Scouts wear a teal green shirt or blouse; Scout trousers or skirt (navy blue); a Scout belt; and the 21st Group scarf (also known as a necker).

Uniform, except the Group scarf, can be purchased from the Girlguiding Aberdeen Shop, 45 Victoria Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1UX. Open Mondays 12noon to 5pm; Thursdays 12noon to 7pm; and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

The correct colour of the 21st Group scarf is Scout Green bordered Gold. It is not stocked by the Guide Shop, but can be purchased from the Scout Leader or on-line from Scout Shops (the official UK Scout shop) or from the Glasgow Scout Shop

Membership Subscription

Membership subscriptions are payable annually in August. The Scout Group, being a Registered Scottish Charity, operates the Gift Aid Scheme. Payment of the membership subscription by way of a donation through Gift Aid means that the Scout Group can claim from Inland Revenue, an extra 25p for every 1 membership subscription paid.

The Scout Leader will advise the current rate of membership subscription and provide a Gift Aid form for completion. Optional extra activities/events outwith the Scout Centre, may incur an additional charge will be notified at the time.

Where can I find more information?

For more information please contact the scoutleader@21staberdeenscouts.org.uk.

For more information on Scouting and Scouts in particular visit: www.scouts-scotland.org.uk or www.scouts.org.uk

Email: scoutleader@21staberdeenscouts.org.uk

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