Where do the badges Go?

Squirrels are young people aged 4 to 6

We’re starting a new provision for four- and five-year-olds called Squirrels, to help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it’s most needed.

Benefits of joining Squirrels

There are plenty of reasons to get stuck in, as Squirrels gives young people the chance to:

Make friends

Have fun outdoors

Learn new things

Earn badges through fun activities

We meet every Tuesday from 20th September


Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8

During colony time the Beavers work towards activity badges, Challenge badges and the ultimate award – The Chief Scout Bronze award.

The bottom line is that we want to give the Beavers the opportunity to have fun, make friends, try new things, make progress and share in groups.

Over the years we have had parties and have camps at scout campsites where they can take part in all there is to offer there including archery and fire lighting!!

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. We meet every Thursday


Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who:

Master new skills and try new things

Have fun and go on adventures

Make friends

Are curious about the world around them

Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond

The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers.

What do Cubs get up to?

There are loads of exciting things that Cub Scouts aged eight to ten and a half do. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences. They get a chance to try lots of different activities like exploring, swimming, music, computing and collecting. Badges to be worn on their uniform can be gained by doing these activities well.

Cubs also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, a theme park or even a farm. They can go camping with the rest of their Cub Scout Pack, sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.


Scouts are young people aged 10 ½ to 14

Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.


make their own decisions

plan their own activities

challenge themselves

work as a team

learn about leadership and commitment

undertake outdoor activities and challenges

help others

undertake advanced proficiency schemes


Ignis Explorers

Aged between fourteen and eighteen, Explorer Scouts have the opportunity to get involved with life-changing experiences both at home and abroad.

This stage of Scouting is an incredibly exciting time for young people where they get to fully put into practice all they have learned as they progress through the stages of the Scouting family. And for those who have just joined the Scouts, there’s plenty of friendly assistance on hand to help new recruits grasp new skills and meet the challenges that are to come.

For those who want to gain awards along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to get those shirts covered in badges! Explorer Scouts are able to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. The Platinum, Diamond Award can all be completed as can the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. For those looking to achieve the ultimate achievement in Scouting there is the Queen’s Scout Award.