Founded in 1986, Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their
activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing,
playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to
stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new
Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally
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.
Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first
experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an
estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are
over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting.
Explorers are the fourth section of the Scouting movement. Right from the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for
young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout
Section, and in 1967, Venture Scouts were formed from the existing
Senior Scout and Rover Scout Sections.During the late 1990s we
decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should
be two sections for the over-14s: Explorer Scouts for 14 to
18-year-olds, and the Scout Network for 18 to 25s.