Start small, think big. Listen in, lend a hand. Discover the world.Scouts is for young people aged 10½ to 14.
Help others make a difference. Ignore the butterflies and go for it.
Scouts gives young people the opportunity to jump in, get muddy, give back and get set.
Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10 ½ to 14 who master new skills, try new things and make new friends. They have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad, exploring the world around them.
In a society that can often feel increasingly isolated and inward facing, Scouts build bridges and break barriers. Throughout history, they’ve played all sorts of useful roles in society, and this legacy continues today.
We work towards the Chief Scout's Gold Award
Scouts complete their challenge awards to earn the top award for the section
Just like all other our Squirrel, Beaver, Cub, being a Scout is still about giving new things a go, and growing as a young person. From their very first day, Scouts take part in activities and learn new skills which will be lots of fun – so much so, you might not even realise that you're earning badges and awards. You’ll start with your World Membership Badge, and go from there, and - before too long - you'll be thinking about Explorers or perhaps even helping out as a Young Leader in the younger sections!
Each Scout Group in Warwick District aims to give each Cub Scout the opportunity to earn the coveted Chief Scout's Gold Award - the top award for members of the Scout Troop - by helping them earn all nine of their challenge awards and six activity badges.
Earning challenge awards and activity badges
Challenge Awards are all about stepping outside your comfort zone. Try out something you wouldn't normally be interested in. Take the lead on something that scares you. Along the way, you'll unlock hidden talents and stand tall. Earning a challenge award is a huge achievement, and you'll need to complete a number of ambitious tasks - not just within your troop, but in the wider community.
We give our Scouts loads of support along the way, by creating and taking part in a wide range of events and activities that will help them earn activity badges as part of completing their challenges and, as they reach the end of their journey with Scouts, we'll give them a personal challenge to work on in the run up to completing their time in the troop.
Earning activity badges away from Scouts
We also recognise the progress and efforts our Scouts put in outside of their meetings, events and activities that we run, and many of the badges available to Scouts give our young members a platform to show off their progress in the things they do every day, encouraging them to try new things and form new interests.
Our Scout Leaders will talk to you about the badges your young person can work on outside of Scouts, and let you know how your Scout can tell us all about the work they're doing towards them.
You can look at all the activity badges available for Scouts to work towards on the Scouts website.
Join Scouts at a group in Warwick District
We welcome all young people between 10½ and 14 years of age
Joining Scouts with us will be a great way to get your young person started on their Scouting journey. All of our groups in Warwick have a fantastic track record of keeping young people interested, and we look forward to seeing our Scouts grow into amazing Explorers and Young Leaders in the years to come.
Like all of our other sections, Scouts is open to all, and we are usually able to tweak things to make sure that everyone is able to join in the fun. If you've got any questions about how we can make Scouts accessible to your young person, get in touch with us and we'll have a chat. Being upfront from the start gives us the advantage of being able to work together in partnership to ensure that your young person has the best possible experience in Scouts.
What you’ll need in order to join
All you need to do is register your details on our new members waiting list. As soon as your young person reaches the age to join Scouts, and when we have a space in a troop near you, one of our Scout Leaders will get in touch with you and invite you and your young person to your first session.
You won't need a uniform to join Scouts, but once you've joined and settled in, you'll be earning all sorts of brilliant badges, so you'll need somewhere to put them. When your young person is nearly ready to make their Promise, we’ll let you know how to get your uniform.
Invest in your young person’s future with us
By joining Scouts, your young person becomes part of a worldwide movement, dedicated to helping them develop skills they can use in the real world, while having fun, adventure and making new friends. Many of our Scout Groups across the District offer a free trial to help you decide whether Scouts is for you and your young person. After this, membership subscription fees will become due.