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Welcome to 1st Sunningdale Scouts


The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group.

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Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as orienteeing, camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling and archery to yachting and zip lining.

The international aspect of Scouting gives it a special appeal: in 2002/3 25,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in Thailand; even more attended the European Jamboree in 2005, Eurojam, and the World Jamboree in The United Kingdom in 2007.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

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