1st Aldermaston Scout Group is part of Pang Valley District in Berkshire. We are a family friendly group and when young people join us so do their families. We aim to include parents as much as possible, whether it is helping out at weekly meetings, coming along to family camp, getting involved in fundraising or doing a bit of DIY at our headquarters.
What is Scouting? ADVENTURE!
Scouting is a remarkable movement that brings amazing benefits and enjoyment to everyone involved – children, leaders, parents and everyone involved with the running of the group.
Through adventure, we help our scouts develop team-work skills, friendships, confidence, independence, responsibility and a ‘can do’ attitude to help prepare them for the wider world.
Everyone in our group takes part in many adventures & activities at weekly evening meetings, weekend activities in the term, and week-long summer camps (for the older sections). In a typical year, we will go climbing, cycling, caving, hammocking, canyonning, hiking, canoeing, abseiling, kayaking, swimming, fire-lighting, community visits, craft activities, raft building and many many more adventures.
Who is Scouting for ? EVERYONE!
Our group runs Beavers (6-8yrs – Thursday), Cubs (8-10.5yrs – Tuesday) and Scouts (10.5-14yrs – Thursday). Some people think Scouts is just for boys – it’s not – we have loads of girls as well !
How much does it cost? NOT MUCH!
£37 per term for Beavers and Cubs and £43 Scouts, which covers weekly meetings, insurance, membership etc and a one-off joining fee of £11 to cover costs of badges, necker and woggle.
The scout group aims to have one off site adventurous activity per term per section, parents / carers may be required to contribute to the additional cost of this activity.
Camps cost extra, and the cost depends on the activities – typically a weekend camp costs £25-£70.
Who runs Scouting? VOLUNTEERS!
Everyone in our group is a volunteer, which is why we can provide such great value activities. All our leaders have undergone extensive training and criminal records checks, and when we provide “adventurous activities” we will either use externally qualified people, or our own leaders with appropriate qualifications.