Scouts is all about fun, challenges and adventure.
We are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There's something for every young person. It's a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
What do volunteers do?
This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.Beavers (Ages 6-8) : Monday 18:00 - 19:00Cubs (Ages 8- 10 1/2) : Tuesday 18:45 - 20:15Scouts(ages 10 1/2 - 14): Thursday 18:45 - 20:45
All are for both guys and girls, and meet during term-time at the Stockton-on-the-Forest Scout hut, Stockton Lane.
Scarecrow Competition 2019 Results!
The results are in on our fourth annual scarecrow competition, but before we get into them, we’d first like to thank the entire community for their support over the weekend. This year, as it has every other year, the competition grew in popularity with record numbers of people turning out to see the frankly amazing scarecrows produced by everyone. We are always deeply humbled by the generosity of the village community, and its only with all your support that we can keep growing as a group. So, for that we are truly grateful.
This year we had 14 entries into the competition, ranging from local businesses to passionate individuals. As always members of the community vote on the back of their maps, and at the end of the second day we total up the votes from the maps returned to us over the weekend. So in in third place was “Masie the Cake Maker” entered by Iced Yorkshire.
In second was “How to Train Your Dragon” by… Us? And yes, I did have the votes independently verified! This was a massive team effort, worked on by all sections at the group and a lot of courage needed in the placement of Toothless!
And the much-anticipated winner was of course “Paddington Bare” lovingly crafted by Stockton on the Forest Baby and Toddler Group. This was truly spectacular and dripped with the creativity of its designers. Congratulations! Definitely deserving of its place on the leader board!
Over the course of the weekend you all helped to raise move the £150 towards new tent equipment for the group, this equipment will hugely benefit the young people by giving us greater flexibility in the events we can attend due to the portability and light structure of the tents we have our eyes on! We look forward to seeing what you all come up with for next year!