About us

The 8th West Wickham Scout Group offers everyday adventure for boys and girls aged from 6 to 25.

About Us

The 8th West Wickham Scout Group offers everyday adventure for boys and girls aged from 6 to 25.

It provides opportunities for young people to enjoy new adventures, interact with others, experience the outdoors, gain confidence, challenge themselves and reach their full potential whilst performing to the best of their ability.

There is a chance to help others so that we make a positive impact on communities.

Scouts develop skills such as teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, cultural awareness and commitment.

About our work

Even if we can’t solve all the problems in the world, we can help to make it a better place. Scouting makes a positive contribution to society by helping young people to develop as active members of the community:

  • Who are self reliant
  • Who are caring
  • Who are responsible
  • Who show commitment

Scouting works well when young people enjoy learning by working in partnership with adults.

They do this by:

  • Taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences
  • Exploring the outdoors
  • Participating in teams
  • Taking responsibility

Our method for giving young people the opportunity to learn by doing is called the Programme. The Programme is a continuous progression of training, activities and awards that covers everything that young people do in Scouting from the age of 6 to 25.

Our commitment

In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Who can be a Scout?

Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background as Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as Leaders, Assistants or Administrators.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls