Scouts

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.


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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Where are we?

The Scouts meet at:

Olympus Hall-Priestmead School
Hartford Avenue
Kenton
Harrow
HA3 8SZ
Meeting Times
Thursdays - 19:30 to 21:30

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

Summer Camp 2019 - Paccar Scout Camp
17/07/2019 By Keith Savage
 
This camp was planned well over a year ago.  It is the first time that we have camped at PACCAR Chalfont St Peter and we wanted to make sure that everything was just right for the young people to have a thoroughly enjoyable time at camp. PACCAR have spent a lot of money on new activities in the past couple of years and we wanted to take advantage of those exciting activities for our young people.  We had 25 young people at camp with us with nine Adult Leaders. 
 
The weather in the week preceding the camp with horrendous and even on the Thursday before camp contingency plans were being made just in case the weather remained wet and dismal.  As it turned out, apart from some rain on Saturday afternoon and again very early on Sunday morning, the camp was dry and everybody enjoying the sunshine when the sun shone. 
 
Those young people that attended had exciting and adventurous activities and a thoroughly enjoyable time from start to finish -  they started on the Friday evening with the Adventure Trail through to them zooming down a 180m twin zip wire, abseiling down from the top of a high tower and facing the Gladiator Challenge on the Saturday to rifle shooting, archery and crate stacking which took place on the Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  As you can see from the photos the young people had a fantastic time. 
 
The young people were all thoroughly well-behaved and helped to put away the tents, which luckily dried after the rain on Sunday morning, in bright, sunny, warm weather.  The campsite was cleared of all rubbish and everybody went home exhausted but exhilarated by another exciting 9th Kenton Cub and Scout camp. 
 
A camp like this doesn’t come together by itself and I would like to thank all of my fellow Leaders for their help in the numerous planning meetings, reccy visit, shopping trips, food order placement, cooking, cleaning, tidying up and looking after all of the young people over the weekend.  We really couldn't run a camp like this without the help and support the whole give and I would like to thank each and every one of them for making this a truly unforgettable camp for the young people.  
 

 

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Kandersteg - August 2017
07/01/2018 By Graham Franks
In August the 9th Kenton scouts went to Kandersteg in Switzerland.  Our group of 18 was part of the total of 605 scouts and guides from Greater London Middlesex West’s international expedition.  Our group included members of Pegasus Explorers, leaders from 4th Kenton and also Guides from 1st Queensbury.
 
We flew from Heathrow to Zurich where we then continued our journey by train to Kandersteg.  We arrived in the afternoon in the pouring rain, collected our kit that had been transported there for us by lorry, and set up our camp.  The weather stayed wet for the first few days with a few snow flurries but after that it cleared up for the rest of our time there.
 
The first day was a trip up into the mountains to a dry toboggan run followed by a hike to a beautiful mountain lake and finally a walk back to camp.  Other days our activities included the opening ceremony camp fire, an international disco evening, we went white water rafting, canyoning, climbing and an overnight hike up into the mountains staying in a mountain hut followed the following day by a hike over the top of the mountain and down into the next valley.  Further site activities included crate stacking, camp fires and the final closing ceremony.  Each day once we returned to our campsite we prepared our evening meal and ate together , then played games and relaxed in the mess tent.  Our last day was packing up camp before catching the train back to the airport and home.
 
 
 
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On Sunday the 12th March all three sections from the 9th Kenton Scout Group took part in the annual District five a side competition at the Harrow Leisure Centre.  Beavers entered two teams, Cubs three & Scouts two teams.  All did really well with the Cubs team reaching the final of their competition & the two Beaver Teams going one step further & facing each other in the final.  Rohan Ruda did really well as he was awarded Cub player of the tournament.
 
As you can see from the photos everybody looked great in their 9th Kenton football kit & the Beavers & their Leaders looked really proud as they held up the Reg Styles Cup that they had won.
 
 
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9th Kenton Summer Camp - June 2017
28/07/2017 By Keith Savage

Wow what a fantastic weekend this was as 23 Cubs & 15 Scouts as well as 3 Young Leaders joined us at Tolmers Scout Activity campsite for our summer 2017 camp.  For many of the Cubs it was their first time away with us & experiencing sleeping in a tent, others had camped with us before.

Over the weekend fun was had by all taking part in a number of exciting activities - kayaking, rifle shooting, water wars, sweeper, an inflatable assault course, wide games & a giant slide.  They also had time to play games or explore the woods or the campsite.  On the Saturday evening we had our traditional campfire.

The experiences gained over this weekend enhanced all aspects of Scouting for those who attended.   

This camp was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone as the pictures confirm.  We look forward to our 2018 summer camp at Gilwell Park in June next year.

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9th Kenton Scout Troop
Olympus Hall-Priestmead School, Hartford Avenue, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 8SZ
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