Fun and Adventure

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.

It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet life long friends.

We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as;

  • kayaking
  • abseiling
  • staged performance
  • paragliding
  • archery

There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.

How our activities works

Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced range of activities, events and experiences, based around subject areas we call Programme Zones.

The zones vary depending on which of our sections the young person is in, but they cover a huge range of activities, 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 zones as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own activity selection.

Hiking in the dark. Travelling across Poland with just a backpack and three friends. Spending the first night away from home.

Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.

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Our Air Scout Group

If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life and you can benefit too.

There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.

Our group has one Beaver Lodge, one Cub Pack and two Scout Troops, who all meet at South Bersted Primary School, situated in Church Lane, Bognor Regis, PO22 9PZ.

We are also partners with Jaguar Air Explorer Scout Unit who cater for 14 -18 year olds
Jaguar ESU usually meet on Friday 19:30 – 21:30 at the Finditout Centre, Church Walk, Glamis Street, PO21 1DB.

Our Group Scout Leader is Dan Jones known as ‘Osprey’ and our Assistant Group Scout Leader is Steve Humphries known as ‘Bagheera’.

Beavers

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Beavers (6 – 8)

Beavers meet on Friday’s 17:00 – 18:15 at South Bersted Primary School.

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

Our Beaver Leader is Alison Merrick known as ‘Kite’.

Cubs

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Cubs (8 – 10 1/2)

A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and overnighters are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

Our Cub Scout Leader is Katrina Jones, known as ‘Shere Khan’.

Cubs meet at South Bersted Primary School on Wednesday’s 6pm-8pm.

Scouts

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Scouts (10½–14)

Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a 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.

Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

Our Scout Troop meets on Friday evenings at South Bersted Primary School from 7pm-9pm,

We are also excited to announce we are planning to open a second troop in January 2019 which will meet on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm. The venue for this troop has yet to be confirmed.