1st Cuckfield Scout Group

by Mike Schlup, Scout Leader

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. All scouts, young and old, are guided by strong values:

Integrity: We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal 

Respect: We have self-respect and respect for others

Care: We support others and take care of the world in which we live

Belief: We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes

Cooperation: We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and we make friends

2014 was a great year for the 1st Cuckfield Scout Group, incorporating Beavers (6-8 years), Cubs (8 to 10 years) and Scouts (10 to 14 years). The programme throughout the year for each section is designed to reinforce the values of Scouting but with the caveat that it must be fun! The beginning of the year is always a tricky time for all the sections as the bad weather makes it difficult to get outside to burn off all that youthful energy. So time is spent on other skills such as map reading, knots, pioneering (building structures with poles and rope) and indoor games.

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