What’s Scouting all about?
‘Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. This is what I love about Scouting. It’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures and helping others to do the same.’ (Bear Grylls)
1st Hungerford Scouts offers challenge and adventure to young people aged 6-25 in the Hungerford area. We believe in helping young people fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves.
Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget. The sort of adventure Scouting offers is the chance to experience something different and the opportunity to challenge yourself. When a Beaver Scout wakes up the morning after a sleepover, or Cub Scout has just got over her fear of heights by completing her first abseil – that’s adventure.
In Scouting, we provide loads of activities from abseiling to zorbing (that’s falling out of the sky in a foam ball in case you were wondering). But Scouting isn’t just about activities for their own sake. We encourage our young people to feel the buzz of the challenge and then reflect on what that means. Did they have fun? Do they feel more confident? Would they do it again?
But we couldn’t do this without the efforts of our voluntary adult leaders. With award winning training and one-to-one support, we make sure that each one of our volunteers gets to make best use of their skills and talents.