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Meon Valley District Scouts

Supporting Scouting in and around the Meon Valley



Boys and girls aged 10½ to 14

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


Structure

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.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


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News & Blogs

Blog | District AGM
11/09/2019 By Kevin Gillkerson
Dear all
 
The District Executive Committee AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th September 1930 at Lyons Copse Lodge. All are welcome.
 
We are hoping that some of our Explorers will be giving a presentation on their recent international expeditions so would be great to have a good turnout to support them.
 
Sarah Evans is stepping down as Treasurer and so we are looking for her replacement. If you know anyone suitable to take on this role, please put them in touch. 
 
In addition to the AGM, Robin Cook, DC, will be giving a presentation on Project Boundary with respect to the future of the Meon Valley District and the potential merger of Winchester and Meon Valley Districts. 
 
This will be an opportunity for the district to discuss this important potential change and ask questions. 
 
Please can you cascade throughout your groups.
 
Look forward to seeing you on the 24th.
 
 
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