As one of the oldest Scout Groups in the UK, 1st Knowle Scouts has a rich history, but we are still a modern, forward looking organisation, bringing the exciting world of Scouting to 6-14 year olds in the area.
The The Scout Association officially recognised Beaver Scouts in 1986, but there had been informal colonies around the country for some years beforehand. The programme is run for six-to-eight year olds, and precedes Cub Scouts. This is the most popular group of our Scouts. The uniform is a turquoise sweatshirt or t-shirt, with our group coloured neckerchief.
The emphasis of Cub Scouting is to have fun and learn at the same time with activities and challenges to learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships.
A Cub Scout learns the basics of the Scout method, a simple version of the Scout Promise, and a simple version of the Scout Law. Cubs will spend time together in small groups with shared experiences, rituals, and activities. Outdoor activities are key elements and we arrange regular activity breaks including camps.
The Scout Troop forms the senior section of Scout Groups, open to 10-14 year olds. 1st Knowle Scout Group has one Troop. The Scout Programme includes many activities including hiking, rock climbing, sailing and camping. These activities are properly supervised by qualified intructors.