• Steph Broadbent

What will my Child gain from Scouting?

Should I take my child to Scouts?

Will they have a good time? Make friends?

Isn't it just another kids club?

Enigma Explorer Scouts on the Beach
Scouts on the Beach

There are many reasons why you might consider enrolling your child in your local Scout Group, for most parents it is the friendship and fun to be had along with some life skills that takes them through the door of their local group, but there are so many experiences and skills to be gained that you may have never thought of.

When you take your child to Beavers or Cubs for the first time you will see a well planned thought through programme of activities being run by a team of experienced adults, the bit that you don't immediately see is that each evenings activities are planned to be part of an overall programme designed to build self confidence, encourage leadership skills, to care about the community around us, to know how to work as part of a team.

The simple message of a Scout Promise 'I promise that I will do my best' is HUGE! and in a lot of instances is the first promise that a child has been asked to think hard about before they make it, and it carries huge weight with our children in asking them to stretch themselves.

For me the fascination in watching our young people grow and develop has never diminished, our children are all capable of such amazing strength, kindness, and more understanding than they are often given credit for, and Scouting is a way of them testing out the type of person that they want to become.

Your child is amazing, and we want them to have amazing life experiences. Call and chat to your local scout group. #skillsforlife

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