The Scout section caters for young people aged 10–14 years. There are over 2500 Scouts in Berkshire enjoying their Scouting across approximately 100 Scout Troops. There are a variety of activity and challenge badges which they work towards to gain their Chief Scout’s Gold Award.
Berkshire Scouts @home challenge
Challenges to complete whilst Scouting at home
The ‘Berkshire Scouts @home challenge’ is open to all members of Scouting in Berkshire. The challenge can be completed as a section, as a Group, or by individual members, but the main aim is to have fun and give leaders some new ideas to try.
Click here for the Scout section @home challenge.
New programme planning tool
The national Programme Team are developing a new programme planning tool to support section leaders. The screen shot below is from a recent webinar. Click here to see the video of the webinar that introduces the programme planning tool.
Andrew Sutherland is the Assistant County Commissioner for Scouts, and he is supported by David Docherty who is a County Scout Leader.
For further information or enquiries: Contact the Scouts team.
The Scout section
Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.
A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.