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Scouts are active in the Wick area and in Caithness. Beavers is for boys or girls from six to eight (6-8) years of age; Cubs is for boys from eight to ten and a half (8-10.5) years of age; Scouts is for boys or girls from ten and a half to fourteen (10.5 - 14) years of age; and Explorer Scouts is for boys or girls from fourteen to eighteen (14 - 18). All the groups encourage the development of both co-operative and individual skills and foster a sense of belonging and achievement.
If you would like to contact a group leader to enquire about a place for your child in the Scout movement or about Scouts in general please contact the appropriate leader.
Scouts is a non-profit volunteer organisation. If you have skills to share or if you would like to volunteer your time either occasionally, as a leader, or as part of the executive please contact one or all of the leaders. Group From a few years ago
Scouting, as a whole, has since developed over the preceding eight decades and currently caters for boys and girls of all ages from 6 years old through to 25 years of age. This is well demonstrated within the Wick Scout Group via Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network Scouts.
Scouting, as a worldwide organisation is well organised, well developed and extremely well supported, both at a local and national level. There is a wealth of information and support materials available from the Scout Group, the Scout District and Area and via the Internet ( www.scoutbase.org ) as well as a huge support base within the County to assist with training, development, programme planning, camping, hiking, climbing etc.
All of these troops and units require assistance and guidance at various levels starting from Beavers & Cubs through to Scouts, with limited assistance required for Explorers and next to none for Network Scouts. We are very fortunate that Beavers and Cubs are well catered for as regards Leaders and Helpers but the Scouts and Explorers are not so well off. This can be seen by the fact that Wick Scouts, for the first time that I recall, are unable to attend and compete in the Area County Camp competition.
Without additional help, the 1st Caithness, 1st Wick Scout troop will not continue as they do at the moment. We may end up with a fortnightly meeting which may discourage the Scouts and eventually Scouts may stop altogether! This will be a great shame and a great loss to Wick and those Cubs and Beavers currently progressing through Scouting. It is with these thoughts that I ask if someone knows of anyone who may be interested in becoming a Scout Leader, Assistant Scout Leader, or Parent Helper or just simply lend a hand now and then. If so, please get in touch with myself to discuss this. Without help and support the Wick Scout troop will not be able to offer the opportunities it has for generations of young adults in future.
28 June 04
4 May 03
9 March 03
10 February 2003
Kilts and Accessories Needed
Kilts and Accessories Needed
1st Wick Scouts and Others