We are an English speaking scout group and members of both The Scout Association, UK and FOS Open Scouting (Belgium) Eenheid 112°.
Although British Scouts have been active in the Brussels Area for over 90 years, there continues to be a high demand for scouting in the city centre. As a result, Central Brussels SG was founded in 2014 to cater for the many English speaking young people who live and go to school in Brussels.
We are carrying on our activities as best as we can during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a mixture of online activities and limited face-to-face activities when the local restrictions allow.
We started with a Beaver Colony in May 2014, followed by a Cub Pack in September 2014. In September 2015 we opened our Scout Troop, followed by a second Cub Pack in January 2016. The Group is thriving, with more young members and adult leaders than ever before, leading us to open a second Beaver Colony in April 2016 and a second Scout Group in November 2016. In recent years, the number of British families in Brussels has gone down and we have seen a reduction in the number of leaders and therefore the number of sections we can open.
We currently have one Beaver Scout Colony, one Cub Scout Pack and one Scout Troop, all of which undertake full and varied programmes of activity throughout the year. With more volunteers, we could open up more sections - we have a long waiting list!
What Is Scouting?
The Scout movement was founded on 1 August 1907 by Robert Baden-Powell, an ex British Army Officer. It’s aim was to help young people to fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning through doing and thinking for themselves.
Some Facts and Figures!
Scouting is for young people between the ages of 6 and 25.
There are 28 million members of Scouting worldwide.
300 million people worldwide have been Scouts since 1907.
Scouting provides adverturous activities and personal development opportunities to young people throughout the world. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks in a safe environment and think for themselves.
Scouting offers the chance to experience something different and the opportunity for young people to challenge themselves. When a Beaver Scout wakes up the morning after a sleepover or a Cub Scout overcomes her fear of heights by completing her first abseil – that’s adventure!
Scouting offers a wide range of activities. If we don’t have an instructor who can help we can normally find someone who can. But Scouting isn’t just about activities for their own sake. We encourage young people to feel the buzz of the challenge and then reflect on what that means, for example: Did they feel more confident? Would they do it again? If so, Scouting has achieved something special – and more often something that cannot be experienced in other environments.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering roles, contact us using this form.
For more information on Scouting and the role of the Scout Association, please visit www.scouts.org.uk.