St Michael's Church Of England Primary School

Boardman Fold Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M24 1GD

0161 643 8393

office@stmichaelscemidd.rochdale.sch.uk


SCOUT SECTION
Meeting Days  Friday 
   
Meeting Place  The Scout Hut, behind St Michael’s Church 
   
Meeting Time  7.00 pm – 9.00 pm (Term Time only) 
   
Age range  10½ to 14 – open to both boys & girls 
   
Subs  Please contact leaders 
   
Leaders  Paul Forrest : Tel : 07774 694308 

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

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 Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. 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 both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in the UK, 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. 

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

If you would like more information on Scouts, please click below to visit their official website. 


http://www.scouts.org.uk/scouts/