Age groups in Scouts
Kea ClubsFor boys and girls, years 1-3.
Leaders and parent helpers present a highly active weekly programme which helps Kea Scouts have lots of fun. A real emphasis is placed on interaction with other children in the Kea Club.
The Kea Scout enjoys a programme that includes: games, nature and outdoor appreciation, creative play, singing, stories and craft work.
Cub PacksFor boys and girls, years 3-6.
Cub Scouts meet as a "Pack" and participate in a programme which is flexible and organised to cater for individual activities, for small groups known as "Sixes", as well as for the whole Pack.
Leaders and parent helpers manage a fast-moving and imaginative programme, which places emphasis on learning by doing.
Cub Scouts are able to earn the Cub Award and pursue individual interest badges. These awards and badges are designed to promote personal development, foster individual interest and ability.
Scout TroopsFor boys and girls, years 6-10.
Scouts are organised into Patrols, each Patrol having its own youth leader. This gives the Scouts the opportunity to choose their own activities, and for the Patrol Leader to develop leadership skills. The Patrols are encouraged to plan and organise activities such as tramps, camps, cycle tours and canoe trips in order to develop teamwork and self reliance.
Adult Leaders are responsible for running an exciting, fun and challenging programme based on the Scout method of working in small groups and using the outdoors. The aim is to encourage and foster opportunities for the Scouts to experience Leadership and Teamwork.
A progressive Award scheme enables Scouts to learn a range of new skills and earn badges, as well as working on both personal challenges and group activities.
Venturer UnitsFor young adults, both male and female, years 10-13.
Young people in the Venturer Section meet together as Units and are responsible for their own programmes. Ideally the programme would include a range of adventurous, vocational, social and spiritual activities that extend the Venturers and develop their self confidence, leadership and team skills.
Adult Leaders use an advisory leadership style to lead the Venturer Scouts towards achieving a balance in their programme of activities, and to ensure their safety.
A progressive award scheme enables Venturer Scouts to extend their range of skills and earn certificates that lead towards achieving the Queens Scout Award and/or the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
Rover CrewsFor young adults, aged from 18 years to 26 years.
Members of the Rover section form themselves into groups called Rover Crews. The crews elect executive officers from among their own members, these officers being responsible for leading the crew, and for organising a programme of community service and social activities.
While many of the crew members are Adult Leaders in other sections of Scouting, membership of the crew is open to any young adult in the community, who is within the age range specified. Crews are encouraged to recruit from the wider community.
Rover Crews generally operate under the guidance of the Regional Rover Leader.
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