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Can you really do over 100 years of history justice in a paragraph?
The first camp was on Brownsea Island set up by Robert Baden-Powell. His idea to bring young people from different backgrounds together to bridge gaps in society, and to give everyone the oppurtunity to learn new skills.
Fast forward to the now, with over 32 million members in 218 different countries. Over 500 thousand of which are based in the UK. Whilst a lot has changed over the years. The core value of scouting for all is still at the heart of what we do.
Lead by Adult Volunteers they will teach young people a wide varitey of different skills. Young People are grouped into different sections around the same age group to teach appropriately.
Based in the heart of Blackpool at St Kentigerns Parish Centre we can cater for young people aged 5 ¾ up till the age of 14. We are apart of the Blackpool Scouting network with nearby links to many different activity centres and camp sites.
All our young people have the chance to take part in a wide range of different activies. First aid, digital skills, camping, hikes, are some of the different activites that all our young people take part in.
Learn new skills and develop skills. Take part in the adventure and challenge yourself. All activites are developed for the section they join. Earn badges to show how much you have developed over your time within scouting. There is something for everyone.
All Sections typically meet Wednesday Evenings:
We have spaces available in all our sections.
Volunteering is the staple of Scouting. People can give as much of their time to help.There are positions to suit a varity of different skills and time commitments.
Adult volunteers are the main reason why we can offer a wide range of activities to our young people. You are able to offer as much or as little of your time.
Section Leaders and Assistants are responsible for ensuring the programmes are exciting and varied. They will ensure that a meeting is run smoothly. Training is given to these positions to give them the tools to do it right. Occasional Helpers are volunteers who can give a little time but do not want to commit to the full training. They will help a section run the evening, but are able to do more such as helping to plan if they wish. Section helpers recieve some training. Parent helpers are those who wish to help on the rare occasion. The odd night, trip or camp.
Which ever path, should you wish to help. Can be the start of something special. Use your time to help teach new skills to young people. All Adult volunteers would be subject to a DBS check.
Young leaders are those who are 14-18 years old. They are apart of the Explorer Scout Section and are able to do the same activites as them. Young Leaders have opted to help out a section to offer experience, knowledge and develop their own leadership skills. They will take part in planning and running evenings.
Whilst being a Young Leader there is a special training scheme to help give the tools needed to do the job.