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SCOUTING IN STATHAM
We are opening a new Scout Group, based at Statham Primary School, providing Scouting activities and adventure to young people aged 5½ and upwards. We have a series of taster sessions planned in the coming weeks which will:
- Give young people the opportunity to try Scouting first hand
- Let you see just some of the many games and activities we offer
- Give you the opportunity to see what our volunteers do
- Let you meet our leadership team and ask them any questions
In order to make the new Group a success we are also looking for adult volunteers to us help deliver the Scouting fun and adventure to more and more young people. If you are interested and would like more information on how your child can join, or the volunteer roles we are looking to fill, then please register your interest and come along to our taster sessions.
The taster sessions are taking place on:
- Thurs 24th Nov, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
- Thurs 1st Dec, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
- Thurs 8th Dec, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
and will be held in the wood cabin in the school grounds.
MAKING LIFE AN EVERYDAY ADVENTURE
Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget. The sort of adventure Scouting offers is the chance to experience something different and the opportunity to challenge yourself. We do some pretty amazing things in Scouting, but for us, adventure is a way of life and not just an activity or expedition. Our Scouts grow in confidence by trying out new skills and stretching themselves.
- When a Beaver wakes up the morning after a sleepover – that’s an adventure.
- When Cub gets over her fear of heights by completing her first abseil - that’s an adventure.
- Whether it’s an Explorer trying out his French on an international trip or a Scout leading his Patrol for the first time, each time we challenge ourselves – that’s an adventure.
- When a Scout stands up to a bully, or sticks up for what they believe in - that’s an adventure.
In Scouting, we provide over 200 activities from abseiling to zorbing (that’s falling out of the sky in a foam ball in case you were wondering). If we don’t have an instructor who can help we can normally find someone who can. But Scouting isn’t just about activities for their own sake. Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced range of activities, events and experiences, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world. Together we help Scouts get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many areas as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own activity selection.
We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life-long friends. We are working to make Scouting available to all and we're passionate about what we do.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Simon Appleton, Development Officer, via email - LDO@cheshirescouts.org.uk
Do I need to attend every taster session?
No - it is not a requirement that your child attends every session. However, the sessions are not repeated each week and we recommend that your child attend as many of the taster sessions as possible in order to get a better taste and understanding of what Scouting has to offer and is all about. Your child may even earn their first badge/award by attending the sessions. (Please note that we ask that a parent stays for the duration of the first session your child attends, but you are free to leave them in subsequent sessions)
Are there any age restrictions for the taster sessions?
We are currently looking to start a Beaver Colony (6-8 years old) and Cub Scout Pack (8 – 10½ years old). Therefore we are welcoming all young people 5½ and upwards to the taster sessions.
What if my child is too old?
Please contact our Development Officer (LDO@cheshirescouts.org.uk) or visit cheshirescouts.org.uk/join for information on the local Scout Troops (10½ -14 years old) in the area.
How much do the taster sessions cost?
The taster sessions are free for all to come along and find out about Scouting. Should the new Group be successful and start up, then there will be membership fees due (more information on these and any other costs will be given during the taster sessions).