WELCOME TO 4TH LEWES SCOUT GROUP

Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK. We do some pretty amazing things in Scouting, but for us, adventure is a way of life and not just an activity or expedition. Our Scouts grow in confidence by trying out new skills and stretching themselves. Whether it’s an Cub trying out his French on an international trip or a Scout leading his Patrol for the first time, each time we challenge ourselves, it’s a step forward. When a Scout stands up to a bully, or sticks up for what they believe in; that’s an adventure.

At 4th Lewes our Beavers and Cubs meet on a Monday evening at Malling Community Centre from 5.15pm and our Scouts and Explorers on Friday evenings from 6.45pm.

 

 

WHAT ARE BEAVERS?

Beaver Scouts are young boys and girls usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest section in the scouting family. Our colony is a friendly and an active place for your child to join and we get up to all sorts of things, including day visits, sleepovers, arts and crafts, exploring the outdoors and much more.

 

STRUCTURE

A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony is split up into smaller groups called Lodges. Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. However the concepts of the Scout Law will be introduced to the Beavers through games, storytelling and other activities.

 

THE BEAVER SCOUT PROMISE

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

 

THE BEAVER SCOUT MOTTO

Be prepare

 

BEAVERS UNIFORM

This is where you should proudly wear your hard-earned badges on your uniform: 

 

 

WHAT ARE CUBS?

Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea Island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs are the second section of the Scouting movement, started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.

Cubs come after Beavers and before Scouts and are 8 to 10½ years old. Cubs also get to go on trips and days out, this will certainly mean sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.

 

THE CUB SCOUT PROMISE

I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 

THE CUB SCOUT LAW

Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

 

CUB UNIFORM

This is where you should proudly wear your hard-earned badges on your uniform: 

 

 

WHAT ARE SCOUTS?

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907 and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

The Scouts is for young people between 10½ and 14 years and is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.

 

THE SCOUT PROMISE

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law

 

THE SCOUT LAW

  1. A Scout is to be trusted
  2. A Scout is loyal
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others

 

SCOUT UNIFORM

This is where you should proudly wear your hard-earned badges on your uniform: 

 

 

WHAT IS AMMONITE ESU?

Ammonite Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit and meet regularly, but not necessarily weekly partly due to activities, holidays, exams and the other commitments that crop up in a teenager's life, and also because Explorers tend to get out and about at weekends more often than other sections.

Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in their District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities. There is also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests.

We also help our Explorers achieve their DofE Bronze and Silver Awards.

 

DofE AWARD

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award programmes take between one to four years to complete, and they must be completed by the participant's twenty-fifth birthday. There are around 300,000 participants annually. The programmes are at three progressive levels which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

With assistance from the Explorer Scout Leader, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
  • At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth residential section, which involves staying and working away from home for five days, doing a shared activity

To achieve an award, the participant must work on each section for a minimum period of time, and must be monitored and assessed by someone with knowledge of the chosen activities. Each progressive level demands more time and commitment from participants: Bronze 3–6 months; Silver: 6–9 months; Gold: 12–18 months. Participants are required to show regular activity and commitment to the award for the duration of their DofE programme, which is usually at least one hour per week.

 

EXPLORER UNIFORM

This is where you should wear your badges on your uniform: 

 

 

DOWNLOADS

CONSENT FORM
Download in either Word  or PDF  format

YOUNG PERSONS INFORMATION FORM
Download in PDF  format

SCOUT CAMP KIT LIST
Download in PDF  format

 

 

CONTACT 4TH LEWES

 

Group Scout Leader: Karl Brydon (Kaa)
Email: gsl@4thlewes.org.uk

 

Leader: Sarah Bradford (Bagheera)
Email: beavers@4thlewes.org.uk
Assistant Leader: Katie Sandford
Helper: Geoff Isted

 

Leader: Kathryn Frost (Akela)
Email: cubs@4thlewes.org.uk
Assistant Leaders: Eileen Pelham (Kim)
Helper: Geoff Isted

 

Leader: Nikki Ayling (Raksha)
Assistant Leaders: Mark Ayling (Baloo), Amy Widgery
Email: scouts@4thlewes.org.uk

 

Leader: Tara Massie (Chil)
Assistant Leaders: Pete Lyons, Glen Barrey
Email: explorers@4thlewes.org.uk

 

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