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: Mark (Skip) Steward
Bio: Skip went through all the scouting sections back in the day and got his Queens Scout Award, which his mother is very proud of! He was active in Student Scout and Guide clubs and was briefly a Venture Scout Leader in the early 90's before work took over.
He then became the 1st Scout Leader at 1st Wellesbourne and is currently Assistant District Commissioner for Scouts in Warwick District. Skip attended the World Scout Jamboree in 2019.
For avoidance of doubt, he's on the left in the photo!
Favourite Cake: - as long as it has chocolate...
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: Matthew Paige-Stimson
Bio: Joined the Exec team in 2018 to support the Group in management of our finances and fundraising activities. Matthew was raised on a Lincolnshire farm so grew up outdoors filling his free-time with fishing, rafting, tree climbing, ditch jumping and den making. He is a former Cub and Scout and has a passion for hill-walking and wild-camping. His latest adventures in Wales have moved onto hammock camping and he therefore joins the rank of "Tree-hugger".
Favourite Cake: Farmhouse flavours like apple and cinnamon
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