The Air Scout section is the younger half of the core Scout section of the Group. The Scout section has been developed for young people (aged 10½ to 15). Boys & girls typically come to the Troop from Wolf Cubs or join at 11 and progress through Scouts until they are 15 years old – when they join Senior Scouts.
What is Scouting?
Scouting is not, however, just another after school club. Scouting helps young people discover themselves, and experience new activities and outdoor adventure. In addition to the weekly meetings, Scouts are encouraged to work through the Award Scheme and earn badges to show the different skills that they have been working on.
Another important aspect to Scouting is learning to take an active role in the wider community. A few times a year Scouts will be expected to attend events. These include taking part in the local Remembrance Parade in Fakenham (although attendance at the church service following the parade is optional), and other occasional Royal British Legion events. We also expect members to support Group fundraising activities.
A Scout takes part in a variety of events and activities during their Scouting career & progress through a series of badges that show ability and skill whilst developing self confidence.
An important part of Scouting is giving the Scout the opportunities to consider their own attitude toward others & themselves. Scouting is about teamwork, adventure & friendship.
A uniformed Movement
The uniform for this section is designed to be practical for use on parade, outdoors and on airfields, and consists of dark trousers, a RAF blue shirt, RAF beret and the group red necker. All uniform items can be loaned to members free of charge while they are with us, on the condition that they are returned clean and complete on moving up / leaving. Alternatively RAF uniform shirts and berets can be purchased from a range of suppliers.
Air Scouts meet on Fridays, from 6.30 to 8.30, at our headquarters or other arranged locations. Camps and additional activities take place at weekends and during school holidays.
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