1st Shanklin Scout Group

1st Shanklin Scout Group meet at their HQ in Batts Road Shanklin. We have thriving Beaver, Cub and Scout sections. Caulkheads Explorer Scout Unit also use  our HQ.

 

1st Shanklin Beaver Scout Colony caters for children aged six to eight years of age. There is nothing more important to a Beaver Scout than completing fun activities with their friends and that is the aim of our Colony. Under the leadership of our Beaver Scout Leader and our Assistant Beaver Scout Leader, weekly Colony Meetings offer the Beaver Scouts a whole range of exciting activities.

To help the Leaders run the Colony Meetings there is a rota of Beaver scout parents, Adult Helpers and Young Leaders, who lend a hand to set-up activities on the night or help with outings. We will be asking you if you can spare just a few hours a year and help the team to run the Beaver Scout Colony - this investment of your time will be greatly appreciated.

The Colony Leader team's aim is that every child will leave a Colony meeting having learnt something new through a "fun" activity and everything they do helps them to earn badges. Our Beaver Scouts go on outings, attend Sleepovers and sometimes go to visit the Cub scouts when they are on camp. Beaver Scouts are too young to go camping, so please don't expect to have to sort out camping gear just yet for your son or daughter!

Beaver Scouts work best in small groups and we call these Lodges. One of the Beaver scouts may be asked to help look after the other Beaver scouts in his or her Lodge and so they are called the Lodge Leader.

Colony Meetings take place on Tuesday from 17.15 to 18.45.

1st Shanklin Cub Scout Pack caters for children aged eight to ten and a half years of age. Cub Scouting is where the Scouting adventure really starts ...camps, outings, badges, awards...you name it and Cub Scouting has it! Under the Leadership of our Cub Scout Leader and Assistant cub Scout leader, weekly Pack Meetings offer the Cub Scouts a whole range of inspiring activities they will not be able to find anywhere else.

To help the Leaders run the pack meetings they have a rota of Cub Scout parents, Adult Helpers and Young Leaders who lend a hand to set-up activities on the night or help with outings. We will be asking you if you can spare just a few hours a year and help the team to run the Cub Scout Pack - this investment of your time will be greatly appreciated.

The Cub Scout Leader team's aim is that every child will leave a pack meeting having learnt something new through a "fun" activity and everything they do helps them to earn badges. Our Cub Scouts go on outings and camps - for many young children the adventure camping can offer is unparalleled so please encourage your child to take part in all that we offer.

Cub Scouts work best in small groups and we call these Sixes. One of the Cub Scouts may be asked to help look after the other Cubs in his or her Six and so they are called the Sixer. Another child may be asked to help them andthey are called the Seconder.

Pack Meetings take place on Mondays from 17.30 to 19.00.

 

1st Shanklin Scout Troop caters for children aged ten and a half to fourteen years of age. The Scout Section is where young people really develop... pushing themselves into increasingly new experiences; discovering their strengths and building on them through team and personal achievements. Under the leadership of our Scout Leader and Assistant Scout leaders, weekly Troop meetings offer the Scouts a whole range of inspiring activities they will not be able to find anywhere else.

To help the Leaders run the Troop Meetings they have a rota of Scout parents and Young leaders who lend a hand to set-up activities on the night or help with outings and camps. We will be asking you if you can spare just a few hours a year and help the team to run the Scout Troop - this investment of your time will be greatly appreciated.

The Scout Leader team's aim is that every young person will leave a Troop Meeting having learnt a new skill through a "fun" activity.....Our Scouts go on outings and camps, with more adventurous activities like shooting,archery and night hikes - for many young people the adventure these experiences can offer is unparalleled, so please encourage your child to take part in all that we offer.

Scouts work best in small groups and we call these Patrols. One of the Scouts may be asked to help look after the other Scouts in his or her Patrol and so they are called the Patrol Leader(P.L.). Another child may be asked to help them and they are called the Assistant Patrol Leader (A.P.L.).

Troop Meetings take place on Thursdays from 19.00 to 21.00.