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Royal Tunbridge Wells District Scouts

Providing young people of Tunbridge Wells with #SkillsForLife



Boys and girls aged 10½ to 14

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


Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


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News & Blogs

Award for Merit for 2 RTW leaders
02/12/2018 By Brian Hobden

I am pleased to announce that the Chief Scout has recognised the hard work and dedication of two leaders from Royal Tunbridge Wells with the Award for Merit.

Beth Greer, Group Scout Leader at Calverley and Mark Leeves, Scout Leader at Speldhurst and member of the Campsite service team at Adamswell have both received the awards in recognition of their outstanding service.

Congratulations.

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Recognition for Connor and Paul
19/11/2018 By Brian Hobden

District Youth Commissioner, Connor Terry, and District Beaver Leader, Paul Batchelor have both received recognition this term for their contribution to Scouting and in particular their roles in organisation the Sleepover in aid of Porchlight.

Across the County thousands opf Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were sleeping out in cardboard boxes to raise awarness of the growing issue of homelessness and raising funds for the Porchlight, a Kent based charity whose work supports helping the homeless.

Tunbridge Wells, as usual, rose to the challenge and the event, held at Adamswell in early October helped to raise over £11,800 for Porchlight.

 

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RTW shines at County Awards
11/11/2018 By Brian Hobden

Royal Tunbridge Wells District received several nominations at last nights Kent Scouts AGM and award categories.

Nominations were received in the following categories

Best Use of Media

Young Person of the Year

Young Leader of the Year

Leader of the Year 

Growth and Development

Despite the high level of nominations we never managed a category win on this occassion, however District Commissioner Brian Hobden was not too disappointed and commented "Whilst naturally it would have been nice to walk away with a trophey or two, the real winner is Scouting and our young people that develop vital SkillsForLife.  To be nominated in so many categories is a fantatsic achievement and I am so proud of all the volunteers in Tunbridge Wells who give so much time to ensure we have such a successful District."

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