Subject to space being available, a young person typically joins the Scouts around their sixth birthday. Their first two years with us are in Beavers, where they enjoy friendship, games and adventures – including trips and short camps.
Around their eighth birthday, they will move up to Cubs. There are loads of fun things you can do as a Cub, including swimming, music, exploring, computing and climbing. Cubs typically spend more time away camping than Beavers. Badges are gained by taking part in activities at Cubs and elsewhere.
When aged 10.5, they move to Scouts. Scouts take part in a huge range of activities. A key part of the Scouting programme is outdoor adventure, and Scouts learn a huge range of skills including camping, cooking, bushcraft and teamwork.
To see some examples of things that Scout groups in Swindon have been doing recently, check out:
If you ever wanted to try out something new then Scouts is for you!