The 26th Scout Group offers activities for both Boys and Girls aged 5¾ upwards.
We have 2 Beaver Scout Colonies for the under 8s, 2 Cub Scout Packs for 8-10 years, Scouts for the older kids aged 10-14 years and lastly our Explorer Scouts aged 14-18 years.
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They consist of smaller groups of Beavers called lodges. They meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it's a real adventure for them.
A cub scout pack consists of smaller groups called sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenge them. A cub scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for cubs.
Each scout troop consists of a small unit of six to eight scouts called a patrol, usually led by a patrol leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently in the scout troop, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some things they get up to.
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the unit, with some guidance from leaders. The section also includes the young leaders' scheme, where young people are able to take on leadership roles in the younger sections. There is a wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.
Our team of adult leaders is made up of dedicated volunteers from all over Dundee - they are the people who make Scouting happen in the Group. For most of the week they are busy executives, engineers, plumbers, nurses, teachers, you name it, but the rest of the time they are the heart and soul of what we do.
Group Scout Leader
Looking after all the leaders of the sections which make up the group, are our group scout leaders and assistant group scout leaders. They will manage and support the scout group and make sure it is running effectively
All over the UK, parents are helping out at their local scout group. Maybe you could come to a meeting to make tea, drive a group of young people to an activity, or help out at camp. Whatever it is we are always glad to see you and you will enjoy yourself. Our scout group offers Scout Active Support for adults that want to help on activities or occasionally at the sections - it is a uniformed or non-uniformed section. Finally we have our group executive, this group supports the maintenance of the group and helps support the financial element. It is led by the chairman and supported by our president and vice presidents.
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