Scouting in Churt
The scouting movement has been alive in Churt for nearly a hundred years. The earliest photo known is the 1st Churt Scouts ‘Owl’ patrol in camp near Poole in 1935. The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people aged 6-25.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing', when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
If your child is interested in Scouting in Churt, please call Richard Knight, 07771 783551
Beavers (6-8 years): Beaver Scouts is the start of journey through the Scouting movement. We now have some 18 Beavers who are undertaking a rigorous and fun packed programme leading towards recognised Challenge Awards and activity badges.
Cubs (8-10.5 years): The Cub pack continues to thrive and grow in strength. The Group currently has some 27 cubs in the pack. Activities and highlights over the year include the Isle of Wight camp (sailing, rock climbing, tug of war etc), canal boating around London, tree clearing on the common, carol singing to the elderly, washing fire trucks at Hindhead and competing well in the District Muir Trophy and Swimming Trophy. At District camp recently, the pack received the prize for building the best two Ballistae and did very well in the Ballista ‘Gun Race’. Other skills developed were tent erecting, campsite routines and cooking.
Scouts (10.5-14 years): The Scout Troop is the first stage in scouting where children are encouraged to develop leadership skills by planning some of their own activities and having more involvement in the actual delivery of the programme. Hiking, community support, camping and pioneering are all key activities.
Volunteering: As a growing Group we are always looking for new leaders who are able to volunteer an hour or two a week (depending on which section). Please volunteer by calling me, Chris Brown on 07973431510.
Priority of admission: Due to the amazing success of the Group and the Scouting movement as a whole, we are running waiting lists at most levels of entry. While there is always some flexibility for special cases, generally the order of priority for entry is: children whose parents will volunteer to be a leader, existing members of the Group moving up between sections, siblings, Churt residents and pupils at St Johns school and finally others with a link to the village.