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  • Beavers | Wimbledon and Wandle

    Beavers Introduction to Beavers Beavers are our youngest members and generally, meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout sleepover with their friends. The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾ and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. Structure A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony meeting. Activities During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. Further information about badges and awards for the Beaver section can be found . here Uniform Beaver Scouts may wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a maroon woggle, or one of another colour which identifies their Lodge or team. ​ Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased from . Scout Store

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  • Explorers | Wimbledon and Wandle

    Explorers Introduction to Explorers With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and offshore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections. Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Scout Network until 18. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday. Structure A group of Explorer Scouts is called a Unit and is part of the District’s provision of Scouting. An Explorer Scout Unit and a Scout Group may work together under a , which should set out clearly the links between the Unit and the Group, arrangements for communication, use of equipment, facilities and resources. Partnership Agreement The key to running a successful Explorer Unit is flexibility. Due to the other commitments that crop up in a teenager’s life, such as exams, it is important that the programme reflects this. For example, Units may not every week, or carry out the majority of activities at weekends. Activities Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. The Explorer programme should be supplemented and complemented by events and activities delivered across the District, allowing them the opportunity to socialise and work with other local Explorer Units. In addition, there are a number of activity badges and ambitious top awards that Explorer Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. Further information about Explorer Scout badges and awards can be found here. Uniform Explorer Scouts may wear a beige shirt or blouse with a Unit scarf (or a Group one if there is a partnership agreement), and navy blue activity trousers or skirt with a Scout belt. They can wear an Explorer Belt and buckle or Explorer Scout Young Leader Buckle if either of these has been awarded. Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased from . Scout Store

  • About Us | Wimbledon and Wandle

    About Us Wimbledon and Wandle Scout District is a vibrant and multi-cultural district, catering for all needs and walks of life. Here you will find information about all the groups that make up Wimbledon and Wandle Scout District , when and where they meet and a bit more about what each group does. Who we are Wimbledon and Wandle Scout District is a local arm of the United Kingdom's Scout Association. We have 18 Scout Groups providing a vibrant mix of age appropriate everyday adventure activities. Most of our groups have a full complement of Beaver, Cub & Scout sections along with Explorer Units & a Network section at district level. Where we are Wimbledon and Wandle Scout District is in the Scout County of Greater London South West. Geographically we cover the south-western quadrant of Greater London encompassing Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden, Merton Park, Raynes Park and Motspur Park. Some of our groups meet in their own headquarters, some are church-based groups and one based in a community school. What we do We are part of the team who help 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available. Our district has approximately 1800 members including 6-25 year olds and adult volunteers. We have a fantastic programme of activities to suit all ages. Deborah Carter District Commissioner

  • Sea Scouts | Wimbledon and Wandle

    Sea Scouts Introduction to Sea Scouting Sea Scouting has the same Purpose and Values as any other Scout Troop, and delivers the same Programme, but with a nautical twist. All young people in Scouting have the opportunity to enjoy water activities, but in Sea Scouting, considerable emphasis is on these activities, and many aspects of naval and nautical traditions are incorporated. Sea Scouting is available to young people from the age of 10½ through Sea Scout Troops and Explorer Sea Scout Units. In the Scout section, Sea Scouting may exist as a Sea Scout Group, or there may be a Sea Scout Patrol within a typical Scout Troop. Explorer Sea Scouts can be found in Units. They may be linked through partnership agreements to Sea Scout Groups, water activity centres or as part of other District-based units. Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts in a Sea Scout Group follow the same programme as all other Beavers and Cubs, albeit with the likelihood of some water-based activities being included in the programme. ​ Activities Sea Scouts and Explorer Sea Scouts regularly get involved in a wide range of water activities from canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, pulling (rowing) and narrow boating to power boating and offshore sailing. Sea Scouts also find time for many of the traditional scouting activities, such as camping and hiking, and other activities within the Scouting Programme. Uniform Sea Scouts may wear a light blue shirt or dark blue jumper and a Sea Scout cap. Leaders of Sea Scout Troops and Explorer Sea Scout Units wear the Sea Scout Leader's uniform. Further information about Sea Scout uniform, and the placement of badges, can be found in Chapter 10 of . POR Uniform and other items can be purchased from . Scout Store There is an available to mark 100 years of our partnership with the Royal Navy in 2019. This can be worn on uniform throughout the year, by anyone wishing to celebrate the occasion. occasional badge

  • Our Team | Media and Comms Team | Wimbledon and Wandle

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    Home About Us Digital Scouting Training Contact Us Media and Communications Team Home About Us Digital Scouting Training Contact Us About Us Our Team About Us The District Media Team consists of a number of volunteer Public Relations Officers, led by the Media Development and Communications Manager. The team has a wide-ranging remit for internal and external communications, including liaison with the local press. ​ The Media Team acts as the District’s Press Office and is regularly looking for stories and articles to release to the local media. You all do amazing things every week in Scouting so why not start telling your community what it is you really do? We can help you with: ​ Creating on Brand stories. Branding. Finding local media contacts. Helping you use the media positively to recruit new adults and youth members. Proof reading your stories. Selecting the right images to really sell your story.

  • District Team | Wimbledon and Wandle

    Our District Team Deborah Carter District Commissioner ​ Read More Owen Purcell ADC Beavers ​ Read More Alison Edwards ADC Training ​ Read More Joshua Carter Network Commissioner ​ Read More David Coggins District Treasurer ​ Read More Dave Bixby Deputy District Commissioner ​ Read More Michele McNamara ADC Cubs ​ Read More Dan Fellowes Joint District Explorer Scout Commissioner ​ Read More Sarah Moore District Youth Commissioner ​ Read More Oliver Pusey Website Administrator ​ Read More Neil McLauchlan Deputy District Commissioner ​ Read More Tim Kerridge ADC Scouts ​ Read More Sarah Moore Joint District Explorer Scout Commissioner ​ Read More Robert Brumwell District Chair ​ Read More

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