What are Scouts?
Scouts is the third section in Scouting, and is for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14. Scouts take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme, from archery to expeditions. There are many awards that Scouts can work towards, completing Challenges to get the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. However, taking part and having fun is just as important as what you achieve as a Scout.
The balanced programme of activities encourages Scouts to find out about the world in which they live, know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and develop their creative talents. There are also opportunities to explore their beliefs and attitudes.
Being outdoors is really important and Scouts love to learn new skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings from 19:15 to 21:00 *
Our base is Wellesbourne Church of England Primary School *
Name: Jim Eltringham
Bio: Jim grew up as the son of a Group Scout Leader, so the family legacy was sure to continue when his own boys were enrolled. Starting in Wellesbourne initially as a Beaver Leader, these days he heads up the Scout section together with J-P.
Jim loves getting outdoors as often as possible being a keen hill-walker. He especially loves taking the young people over to Sherbourne and inventing ways to make every evening fun-packed while learning the practical skills.
Favourite Cake: - Did someone say Cake?
Name: John-Paul Bailey
Bio: JP got into Scouting with Jim originally in Beavers and now has traded going home covered in PVA glue and glitter, for Sherbourne nights returning muddy and smelling of smoke. He wasn’t a Scout growing up and wanted to give his own children the opportunity while enjoying what he missed as a child.
Favourite Cake: - My lovely wife looks after me with my favourite Free-from recipes
Name: Jacquline Marston
Bio: Jacquline and family relocated recently from South Africa to Wellesbourne, she started Scouting to make new friends and see her two boys into the section. She loves the adventures and outdoors and is having as much fun (if not more) than her sons!
Favourite Cake: - Healthy options, dairy free
Needed_Assistant Scout Leader
Assistant Scout Leader / Section Assistant (m/f)
Name: It could be you....
Role Description: Do you cherish your own memories of the outdoors, climbing trees, poking fires and games in the woods? Do you share a sense of camaraderie with young people aged 10-14, but also able to engage them to ensure they act responsibly and stay safe? Do you believe children need to be off their gaming machines and instead learning teamwork, developing skills-for-life and an appreciation for the world they do not get in school?
Why Hiring: Our Scout numbers are healthy and growing! Since we have been gifted access to Sherbourne Estate, the children cannot get enough of the fun and adventures at “Skip‘s Lookout”. Running safe weekly activities so that everyone gets a go requires that we divide the children into smaller working groups and to do that we need more adult hands-on help. Eagle and Wolf will burn-out and not be able to continue if we can’t parachute in regular and capable help.
You may come home on a Wednesday evening smelling of smoke and a bit muddy, but back at your desk in the office on Thursday morning it will all seem worthwhile. If camping is not your thing or you have a medical condition do not worry, we build the role with flexibility around the person and what you can do rather than what you can’t.
Favourite Cake: Your charges are often off independently on the activity you set them on, and you seem to magically know your way to the secret cake supply.... anything can happen!
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