Going to Scout meetings is a chance to meet up with friends, have outdoor adventures and enjoy yourself. Our programme is based around fun and personal development and we encourage independence in girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 14.
We are a very active troop, based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. We meet on Monday evenings during term time.
What we do..
At 5th St Ives Scouts, we have a wonderful range of activities and experiences throughout the year. Scouting skills are a priority, such as firelighting, camping skills, pioneering, navigation, cooking and shelter building, all of which we encourage and all scouts to be able to do and help them to develop these skills through their time in Scouts.
Our programme is fun packed and outdoor focused. We encourage team work through games and competitions. However, our programme is not solely outdoor, and we also do many indoor activities, for example JOTI/JOTA, an international scout jamboree which takes place on the internet and on amateur radios across the world which gave scouts a chance to interact with scouts globally in October 2014.
We have just camped at Peak 2015, a 7,00 large international Scout and Guide Jamboree, at the Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire in late July 2015. Our Scouts had an amazing time, enjoying the incredible activities from abseiling to climbing, as well as scrambling and even wheelchair basketball.
However Jamborees are about so much more than the activities on offer. They offer a unique range of opportunities due to their national and international scope. Our Scouts were camped right next to and made friends with Scouts and Guides from Scotland, were on a subcamp with Scouts from Norway and international participants and staff on site included Germany, Uganda, Ireland, USA, Sweden and many more. Our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls even popped by to see what was going on, and one of our Scouts even got his signature!
Who we are..
Our troop is run by a dedicated team of volunteers
However, we are always looking for new people to join our team.