Scouting During Covid

Its been a difficult time for many charities and youth organisations and I’m really proud that here is Ware and District we’ve managed to continue to provide ongoing scouting virtually over the past year.

Many of our leaders spend their days in Zoom and Teams meetings and then run yet more in the evenings for our young people.

We’ve continued badge work and skills for life delivery and had fun. But we really look forward to getting back outdoors and engaging with activities in the fresh air.

How to enable your child to gain from Scouting

If you are a parent/carer looking for what Scouting can offer your child then we can help. You can use the contact Us tab to send an email to me the District Commissioner and I’ll find the most suitable group and section. Or use the Scout Groups in Ware & District tab to find your nearest group and contact them direct.

Please give some thought to how you, as an adult, can help as well. We always need more adult support. You don’t need to be a supper outdoors hiker or map reader, we need a whole range of skills that everyone has to offer. Please visit the Contact Us volunteer tab to offer your help.

Scouting for Girls and Boys (including the new Squirrels 4-6 year olds)

Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for GIRLS and BOYS aged 4-25.

The new age range is 4-6 years old and is called Squirrels. This is our Scouting early years provision and was announced in September 2021. More info can be found here:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/strategy/our-programmes-of-work/early-years/

Since 1976 Scouting has included girls and in 2007 Girls were allowed to join all Scout sections.

Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

Internationally, there are over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.

What area does Ware & District cover?

As you can see by our name, our district covers the town of Ware and the surrounding areas.  Click here to see a map of the District.

How can you as a parent help more children enjoy and benefit from Scouting?

Scouting in Ware & District is incredibly popular and most Groups have waiting lists for most section.

This means we have young people keen to start their adventure but are having to wait for a space.

The main limitation to removing those waiting lists is a lack of Adult support and help and you could help with that even on an occasional basis: Volunteer Scouts