18TH ST ALBANS

SCOUT GROUP

GROUP GUIDE - WHO WE ARE

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Our Scout Group has a purpose built headquarters in Hall Heath Close, off Sandpit Lane in St Albans. Our Headquarters backs onto the Wick, a public area of woodland and field that is ideal for outdoor activities.

The Scout Group is the main organisational unit of Scouting and provides facilities and support for all its young members from 6 to 14 years of age.

Boys and girls in the Group 6 and 7 years old are in our Beaver Scout Colonies. From 8 to 10 they are in our Cub Scout Packs, and from 10 to 14 in our Scout Troops. Explorer Scout Units for young men and women up to 18 years old are currently District-based.

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Each Section (Beavers, Cubs, or Scouts) has its own adult leaders and weekly meetings, which are normally at our Group Headquarters. Each section has a Scouting programme suitable for its age range: find out more about our Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts here.

We are a uniformed organisation, with a training scheme in which progress is rewarded by badges worn on this uniform. See  here about what uniform is needed and how to get it.

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We are a uniformed organisation, with a training scheme in which progress is rewarded by badges worn on this uniform. See  here about what uniform is needed and how to get it.

Cubs and Scouts also have a “Law”, which is the basis of a code of behaviour. These are shown here

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The investiture is a short ceremony normally during a weekly section meeting, when a new member makes the Promise on joining.

Each section has its own form Promise, suitable for the age of its members. These Promises are shown here. Other forms of Promise are available for various faiths. See your Section Leader for details.

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