In the UK there are 400,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards. Scouting is fully inclusive and is open to any young person, of any creed or colour, mental or physical capabilities and of any sex.

We have also listed here other events that are run in South Derbyshire.

You can also access this information by clicking one of the icon/logos at the top of each page on our web site. This will take you directly to that section or event.

Beavers (6-8)

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

Click here to go to our Beaver page.
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Cubs (8-10½)

A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

Click here to go to our Cub page.
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Scouts (10½-14)

Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

Click here to go to our Scout page.
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Explorers (14-18)

Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme
and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.

There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.

Click here to go to our Explorer page.
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Young Leaders (14-18)

Young Leaders are people of Explorer age, who want to start to take on Scouting Leadership roles. There is a training programme that all Young Leader must follow. Young Leaders can be an active Explorer or just focus on helping run a section.

Click here to go to our Young Leader page.
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Networks (18-25)

Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.

Example activities include abseiling, camping, circus skills, climbing, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering and watersports.

Click here to go you our Network page.
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These are the people that organise and run Scouting activities for the different sections.

Click here to go to our Leader page.

Click here to find out how you can get involved.
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Active Support

This section is for adults who do not want to be Leaders but who want to be involved in Scouting and support Scouting events and activities.

Click here to go to our Active Support page.
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Pharts (PHoto and ARTS competition)

This is an annual photography and art competition that South Derbyshire organises. The first event was held in 2012 when the competition was run as a trial in South Derbyshire. Since then it’s been opened to all Scouting members in Derbyshire.

Click here to find out more about Pharts.
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