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Moray District

Supporting Scouting in Moray - North East Scotland Region

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


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News & Blogs

District Camp June 2019
21/07/2019 By Alan Fallow

Various photos from the District Camp 2019 HERE

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Fochabers Scouts Youth Approved
28/03/2018 By Alan Fallow

Fochabers Scouts applied for the Youth Approved Award and here is the outcome.

Thank you for submitting an application to achieve the Youth Approved – Foundation Award.

Keeping true to the principle of youth involvement, the National Youth Advisory Group reviewed your application on 15th December 2017 and we are delighted to let you know that you have been successful.

Also Richard Lockheed submitted the following motion to the Scottish Parliament.

That the Parliament commends the Fochabers Scouts who recently slept rough for the night as part of a Zodiac challenge; understands that, armed with sleeping bags and cardboard boxes, they slept in the A96 underpass at Fochabers for a night in February 2018 with the Scout Hall being opened as a soup kitchen for supper and breakfast; notes that this followed an awareness raising session at which the troop heard about a girl who found herself homeless when she was 15; recognises that hearing a story about someone in their age group having few possessions, little security, limited personal safety and not knowing where her next bed would be had an impact on the group and inspired its members to undertake this challenge; congratulates the troop for carrying out such a difficult and thought provoking task, and wishes the Fochabers Scouts well with the remaining Zodiac challenges.

Im sure we all congratulate Fochabers for this great achievement and hopefully this will encourage all groups.  Well done Fochabers.

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