Scouts in GLNE get the chance to take part in swimming galas, sports days and football competitions. They are tested on their abilities across a wide range of skills with competitions seeing them do first aid, building bridges, survival exercises, incident hikes. They are challenged across a diverse range of skills, from cyclo crosses to camping competitions.
Scouts are boys and girls aged between 10 and 14 years who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in ways that are both educational and fun.
Scouts meet as a Troop under the guidance of trained adult leaders. Each Troop consists of several Patrols, units of six to eight Scouts. The patrol system gives Scouts the chance to show responsibility and initiative.
Scout activities are about action and involvement and include camping, hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, electronics – the list is endless.
An important part of Scout training is community involvement and taking part in local conservation schemes.