18TH ST ALBANS

SCOUT GROUP

AQUILA SCOUT TROOP

We meet on Friday evenings (7:30 - 9:15), usually at our Group Headquarters.

The Troop is for boys and girls from 10 and a half to 14 years old.

CONTACT: Email

We welcome enquiries about joining: email us. We have some places NOW.

Find out more about us: Aquila Scout Troop web site


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Our programme revolves around our weekly meetings and our weekend activities. We have a full and varied weekly Troop meetings, usually including games and a wide range of activities.

In the Summer we are mainly out of doors and troop meetings are often in the Wick Wood, and field right by our headquarters. We have occasional Friday evening trips to activities or events.

Many activities are by patrols, so older scouts get chances to develop leadership and pass on their expertise to newer scouts.

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Find out about the Scout Troop, including what it does, in the Aquila Scout Troop web site (external link) There is information about upcoming activities and "out-of-the-ordinary" Friday evening programmes. There are photos of recent camps and other activities as well as an up-to-date calendar listing future events.

There is also information for current Scouts, their parents and for Cubs soon to move up to Scouts.

We have a badge scheme to reward skills in scouts and help them get full enjoyment from our activities


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The Troop has lots of weekend activities with six different one, mainly camping, each year at local scout camp sites. We do a variety of activities such as hiking, orienteering and canoeing.

Camps might include zip wire, climbing and archery opportunities and are great for wood fires and wide games.

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We have a week's Summer Camp in different areas of the country. Recent years have taken us to north and south Wales, New Forest and the Lake District. In different years these are in the hills, by the sea and in woodlands.

Our Summer Camp usually includes different adventurous activities, including mountain walking, and water activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking.