Blackwater Valley District

Providing Scouting activities for young people throughout Aldershot, Ash Vale, Cove and Farnborough since 1909

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾.

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Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts. The theme of Cub Scouting is based around Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”.

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The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.

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Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½, and can move to Network from age 17½. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.

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Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. During the late 1990s we decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should be two sections for the over-14s:
Explorer Scouts for the 14-18s and the Scout Network for those aged 18-25.

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Don’t have much spare time, but want to help out in a practical way? Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader.

Our Active Support Unit also has its own social programme, so it’s not all about supporting others!

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