jack Thomas Scout Troop Meet on Tuesdays
Stour Valley Scout Troop Meet on Wednesdays
Location: Eagle House Gardens, Blandford, Dorset DT11 7BT
What do Scouts get up to?
Everything you need to know about the Cub Scout section is on The Scout Association website
Our waiting list is quite long due to being closed for face-2-face Scouting in 2020. We are looking into opening a 2nd Troop on a Tuesday. If any adults would like to volunteer to help please let us know and we can definitely get your young person started in Scouts too
We have a treasurer who looks after all the monies for the Group (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) rather than adding this burden onto the leaders of each section.
All subs and events payment requests will be sent via OSM.
For any issues/help with payments please email our treasurer Amy, who will be happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Scout Manager (OSM) is a simple, secure system that we use for all our administration. You will be sent a link to login and you create and reset your own password. OSM will show you; the programme including what badges the Beavers are working on, you will be able to see and respond to event invitations, view all the progress of badge work and you will be able to upload badge work done at home which will then be signed off by leaders and badges will be awarded at Beavers. Click here for more info…
Once young people have attended 3-4 sessions and they are happy to continue let the Beaver leader know and they will arrange a date where investiture will happen. Young people will need a Beaver sweatshirt (all other uniform is optional). The necker, woggle and badges will be given when they make their promise. The investiture will be organised for the beginning or end of a meeting so that adults can come and watch.
Click here for Scout promise
Second hand uniform is available, let a leader know and they will show you the stock we have in our office. All donations go to our Scout Group.
Official Scout Online Shop – click here for blouse.. and Click here for shirt…
Uniform shops usually stock Scout uniform
Only the sweatshirt is official uniform the rest is optional!
All badges, neckers and woggles will be given at investiture.
View our Awards List
Throughout each section (Beavers, Cubs & Scouts) of Scouting every young person will be earning lots of badges, alongside that the leaders will be making sure they are covering criteria for their Chief Scout Awards, the highest award you can receive in Scouting. In Beavers this is a Bronze, Cubs is Silver and Scouts is Gold. The Gold challenges are; Adventure, World, Creative, Expedition, Outdoor, Skills, Teamwork, Team Leader and Personal. See more info here…
Most Scout troops split up into smaller groups called ‘Patrols’ for some activities. The Scout Leader will give one of the Scouts (usually the oldest) the role of ‘Patrol Leader’ for their Patrol. They will be responsible for making sure the rest of the members of the Patrol and any new Scouts are welcomed and supported. The assistant will help and shadow the patrol leader.
Part of Scouting is to take part in parades and we hugely encourage and appreciate young people attending. Please save the dates as an annual event:
Remembrance is the closest Sunday to 11th November
St Georges Day is the closest Sunday to 23rd April
Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are held every year usually in early June. We need to run these events and have as many adults, to act as witnesses to our nominations of key roles on our Committee. We try to combine this with a really fun event, such as a family BBQ with games, and is also an opportunity for us to present Awards and/or invest any young people and volunteers. We REALLY appreciate any adults/families that come and support this annual event!
Once Scouts reach 14 years old they can move on the next section in Scouting – Explorers and/or they can become Young Leaders!
Explorers are run by the North Dorset District Scout team not us, ‘Blandford Scout Group’. Please have a chat with a leader they are happy to help/organise.
Young Leaders can help at Beavers or Cubs (Scouts they need to wait until they are 16). Please contact Sam email@example.com for more info
No, all adults are volunteers. The only paid roles in ‘The Scout Association’ are administration at County and some roles at our Headquarters in London.
The Scout Association is the largest Scouting organisation in the UK and is a recognised member of ‘The World Organisation of the Scout Movement’. There are other smaller Scout organisations that run in the UK, for example ‘The British Boy Scouts and British Girl Scouts Association’, that have different ways of delivering Scouting.
We have been limited in numbers in the Scout section due to restrictions but they have still enjoyed pancake can cooking and a hike to Spetisbury
23rd- 25th April 2021This was a great event - thank you to everyone who took part at home. The badges have been ordered and should be with you soon
If a Scout or young person (outside of Scouting) would like to Volunteer with us as part of their 3-6 month 'volunteering' section please contact us (using tab at the top of the page)