Wanborough has a busy and active Scout Group, with members largely coming from the villages of Wanborough, Liddington, Foxhill, Bishopstone & Hinton Parva, on the Eastern edge of Swindon.
Subject to space being available, a young person typically joins the Scout Group around their sixth birthday. Their first two years with us are in the Beaver Scout section, where they enjoy making friends, playing games, experiencing adventures and going on trips. Our Beaver colony meets on a Tuesday.
Around their eighth birthday, the young person will move up to the Cub Scout pack. There are loads of fun things you can do as a Cub, including adventurous activities such as climbing, team games and challenges, exploring and computing. Cubs typically spend more time away camping than the children will experience in Beavers. Badges can be gained by taking part in activities at Cubs and elsewhere. Our Cub packs meet on a Thursday.
When aged 10.5, each young person moves to the Scout Troop. Scouts take part in a huge range of activities. A key part of the Scouting programme is outdoor adventure, and Scouts learn a huge range of skills including camping, cooking, bushcraft and teamwork.
Our Scouts take part in an active programme of camps and trips:
- Camps where we spend a weekend learning camping skills and experiencing new activities.
- Summer camps, usually around one week long, for many this is the highlight of the Scouting year. This camp could be held in the UK or abroad.
- District camps, where we join together with other local scout groups to all camp together for a weekend of activities.
- Group camps, where the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from a particular group spend a weekend camping together.
1st Wanborough is part of Swindon Ridgeway Scout District. Groups from around our district (the southern half of Swindon, plus surrounding villages) come together regularly for activities and events.
If you ever wanted to try out something new then Scouting is for you!
Whether your child is old enough to join straight away, or is not yet old enough, we recommend putting their name on our joining list so that we can see when a space will be available.
You may also want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.