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The Scout movement is the largest youth organisation in the world with 25 million members in 150 Scout organisations. Only five countries do not have any Scout movements. In the U.K. there are five sections for young members: Beaver Scouts (for 6 - 8 years), Cub Scouts (for 8 - 10½ years), Scouts (for 10½ - 14 years), Explorer Scouts (for 14 - 18 years), and Scout Network (18 - 25 years). Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts & Scouts come under the Scout Groups. Explorer Scouts are District based and have partnership agreements with the Scout Groups. The Scout Network is County based. There is also the Scout Fellowship which is open to all adults.
At Hutton (All Saints) we have:
- Beaver Scout Colony which meets on Thursdays 5:45 – 7:0pm
- Two Cub Scout Packs - Tindall Pack which meets on Tuesday 6:45 – 8:15pm Burridge Pack which meets on Fridays 6:00-7:30pm
- Scout Troop, which meets on Thursdays 7:30 – 9:00pm.
Further information regarding the Explorer Scout and Scout Network Sections can be obtained on request from the Group Scout Leader.
All Sections have their own programmes and activities, which are many and varied. There are Challenge Awards: Beaver Scouts have Discovery, Friendship, and Outdoor which lead to the Chief Scout's Bronze Award Cub Scouts have Caring, Creative, Fitness, Global and Outdoor which lead to the Chief Scout's Silver Award. Scouts have Adventure, Community, Creative, Expedition, Fitness, Global, Outdoor and Outdoor Plus leading to the Chief Scout's Gold Award. Activity Badges (too many to list here) Beaver Scouts have 12, Cub Scouts have 34 and Scouts have 70. There are also 6 Staged badges and 3 Group badges available to all Sections. Other badges mark the moving on to the next section and also the anniversary each year of the length of service in the movement.
We organise a number of camps each year — especially the Group camp which the Beaver Scouts may attend provided at least one of their parents accompanies them. The Cub Scouts and the Scouts also have their own camps either organised by their sections or the District. District Events.
There are a number of district events organised for all Sections, including fun days, craft & skills competitions, hikes, survival weekends, Carol services and Christmas parties.