THE SECTIONS AND PROGRAMME
Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are three Sections in our group:
'The best thing we did was swim in the rain. I wasn't even sure we were allowed to, but it was brilliant! I mean we were wet anyway, so I guess it didn't matter too much about the weather.'
'The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. Minus 24 more like!'
'It's good to get out basically. I wasn't too keen to go to Scouts to begin with but now it's a good laugh. All the activities we do are fun and I've made loads of great mates.'
Scouts usually meet on one evening during the week, although they may also go to camps and other days out throughout the year.
Whilst the activities they take part in will depend on their age, each Section gives young people the opportunity to learn by doing. The main programme areas are: Outdoor and Adventure; Global; Community; Fit for Life; Creative; and Beliefs and Attitudes. Leaders are trained to deliver this programme, ensuring our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.
If you have a young person who is interested in joining 4th Frodsham (Overton) Scout Group as a Beaver, Cub or Scout then click here.
What Parents Say
There is no doubt that parents value what Scouting does for their children. In an independent survey of over 2,000 parents of Scouts, 9 out of 10 parents said Scouting is worthwhile (7 in 10 very worthwhile) and 9 in 10 said their children find Scouting enjoyable (6 in 10 very enjoyable).
Parents say Scouting gives their children more confidence, responsibility, a broader set of friends, a chance to pursue things they might not get to do otherwise, adventure and an extended family.
'They have fun and learn discipline too. It's a good combination.'
'It's not just factual; they learn social skills and about interacting. They have to remember things to bring the following week sothey have to take a bit of responsibility for their own stuff!'
Whether you are a Network Member, parent of a child in Scouting, or someone who is totally new to Scouting you've come to the right place.
One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become Members. Nothing could be further from the truth; in the UK has over 400,000 young people enjoying Scouting, over 11,000 in Cheshire and around 200 in Frodsham. Scouting is a growing Movement.