Traditional Scouting uses training in small groups that allow the children / young people to learn team work as well as give them enough room for individual development. They are organized in smaller groups called "sections" according to their age.
Every section follows a program that is appropriate to the age of the child / young person, but is still designed to follow the values and aims of traditional Scouting.
Within their age sections, they are usually organized into even smaller groups of 5 to 8 individuals, which is where most of their training takes place.
Sections are also divided up into smaller bodies known as patrols, Sixes or Lodges. They also have adult leaders helping them with their work who often have designated names.'
Their motto is "Busy and Bright". The Beavers are the youngest section in our Association with children joining at the age of 5 years of age and going to the Wolf Cub Pack at the age of 8. The unit is known as a "Beaver Colony" and both boys or girls may join. Beavers learn useful family skills, community skills, and learn to play safely together. Leaders take their names from ‘The Friends of the Forest’ book.
Boys or girls may join this section between the ages of 8 and 11. Their motto is "Do Your Best". They join in many games and practical activities based on the Jungle Book as written by B-P's friend Rudyard Kipling. Much of their learning is 'by doing'. Their Leaders are named after characters in the ‘Jungle Book.’
Boys or girls may be members between ages 11 - 15. Their motto is "Be Prepared". The emphasis is by training through hands on training in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing and backpacking. The Scout Troup operates in Patrols of 6 to 8 members led by a Patrol Leader who shares responsibility with the adult leaders for discipline, activity planning and training the less experienced members.
This section is for 15 - 17 year olds in which they become increasingly responsible for their own management and programming. Their motto is "Be Prepared". They are encouraged to help with the younger sections and may continue as Patrol Leaders. The highest award is the St George Award comparable in standard to the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award which many go on to complete.
Is a section for young men or women over the age of 18 who may also become leaders, but who wish to remain uniformed members of a section. Their motto is: "Service". As B-P originally intended, there is no upper age limit. Rovers are organized in a self-organising Crew. Their motto is put into practice both in the group and in the community.
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