Group

Scouting provides skills for life to young people, who are split into sections based on age. Beaver Scouts (6-8), Cub Scouts (8-10½), Scouts (10½-14), Explorer Scouts (14-18) and Scouts Network (18-25).


Adult Volunteers

Volunteers are pivotal to the running of our Scout Group. These may include leaders, assistants, occasional helpers, parents, administrators, fundraisers and more.

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

If you would like to hear more, use the Contact Us link on the left.


Purpose

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.


Values

Our values are at the heart of who we are and what we do:

Integrity We’re honest, we try to do the right thing (even if no-one’s watching), and we stay true to ourselves.
Respect We’re thoughtful of people’s feelings and values, treating everyone as we’d like to be treated ourselves.
Care We’re kind to others, looking after the world we live in.
Belief We explore our beliefs and attitudes with wide-open minds.
Cooperation We work with others to change the world for the better, making friends along the way.


Methods

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:

  • enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
  • take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
  • learn by doing;
  • share in spiritual reflection;
  • take responsibility and make choices;
  • undertake new and challenging activities;
  • make and live by their Promise

Programme

The Scouting Programme for all sections is based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, world and skills. In each section a range of badges and awards support all aspects of Scouting, including the main themes: leadership, teamwork and personal development. The Programme is delivered in a balanced way that incorporates elements from each theme, to offer young people the most interesting and diverse experience.


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Where are we?
The Scout Hut
Station Road
Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45 1JT

News & Blogs

Blog | RED January 2021
01/01/2021 By Simon Baldwin

Flitwick Scouts are challenging themselves to get active, their way, by taking part in RED January and raising money for Sport in Mind, the mental health charity. 

When RED started, it originally stood for "Run Every Day", but has since expanded to general active health/fitness over January.  Scouts are planning to spend January running, cycling, doing keep fit exercises and even ice skating! 

The Flitwick Scout Group fundraising page for this can be found here: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/red-january-2021-80e28a3f-2dd9-4882-bd19-6d1791f2e305

 

 

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Blog | Raced Round the World!
31/12/2020 By Simon Baldwin

Recently, Flitwick Scout Group have taken part in a six- week challenge, Race Around the World. The aim was to raise money for those Scout Groups across the country hardest hit by the pandemic.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders nationally raised funds by walking, running, cycling and learning about other cultures. Via sponsorship and donations, £250,000 was raised across the UK all going towards the Scout Groups who need it most.

Flitwick’s Ruxox and Joey's troops managed to collect £544 working both individually, and together on a winter hike, when they racked up over 30 miles between them.

Written by Edmund, one of the Ruxox Patrol Leaders

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Blog | Christmas Pioneering
09/12/2020 By Simon Baldwin

At the start of December, a couple of Scout Leaders and Scouts used their pioneering skills learnt at Scouts to construct a Christmas tree shaped structure, as decoration outside the Scout hut.

This was decorated with a star and snowflake that were created at the same time, plus a Group Neckerchief, and then adorned with lights. 

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Returning to in-person meetings
16/09/2020 By Simon Baldwin

Over the summer, the Scout Group have had a couple of teams working hard putting in many hours of work to comply the with the many rules, regulations and advice to get permission to resume in-person Scouting in Flitwick.

We are happy to say that we have received permission from our HQ to restart, albeit in a limited and socially distant way at the moment. This permission has been given based upon the Risk Assessments and Action Plan that has been shared with all members.

Plans are in place to start meetings again for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts - these meetings will be outside for the time being, and will be limited in the number of members who can attend at one time/place. 

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Scouting from Home
26/03/2020 By Jonathan Smith

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families, as the spread of Covid-19 has caused schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, The Scouts want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we've pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing "I'm bored" every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors. You can find activities suitable for your child by clicking here


You could also help your child complete an Activity badge. Once you've completed all the requirements, why not email photos to your section leader to show what you've done. There are links to our activity badge pages below:

Beaver Activity Badges
Cub Activity Badges
Scout Activity Badges


Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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