Scouts

Scouts is the section aimed at boys and girls from 10.5 years to 14 years old, it is the oldest section to be run by the group (older scouting (explorers) is run by Exeter district).

We run an exciting program ranging from traditional scouting, to scouting for the next century, to air activities. We normally consider we run "scouting with an air twist". Some of the activities we do are:

    • Flying

    • Camping

    • Gliding

    • Survival skills

    • Cooking

    • Camp fires

  • Aircraft Marshalling

    • Hiking

    • Aircraft engineering

    • Aircraft recognition

    • Archery

    • Target Shooting

    • Sailing

    • Canooing

    • Climbing

    • Games, and sports

    • And much much more

We meet every week during term time, in St James' Church Hall. As well as running other activities during some weekends and camps of course. If you are interested in joining please come along, or contact us at info@exeterairscouts.org.uk

We aim to provide exciting and adventurous activities with progressive training based on The Scout Promise and Law guided by adult leadership. The scout promise and law have changed very little in the last 100 years of scouting, but the values then are very much the same as today with an emphasis on community, good citizenship and team work, we hope to encourage all of these through our fun, exciting, adventurous program.

As an RAF recognised group, we take part in the RAFA battle of Britain parade, along with the Devon and Somerset wing ATC, parading through the city and laying reefs around the county war memorial outside the Cathedral. This is one of the few formal activities of the year, and we have been commended on our performance many times in the past. We are also allowed to borrow equipment from the services, to visit service airfields as an ATC squadron would, and to also partake in flying in service aircraft.

Form more general information on scouting please look at the nations site for scouts, http://www.scouts.org.uk/scouts/ and air scouts http://airscouts.org.uk.