1st Alton Manor Scout Group currently has over 180 Children and adult members spread across two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops as well as an active Executive Committee making us the biggest Group in the town of Belper.
The Group was formed in 2006, with the merger of two Scouts Groups, 3rd Belper and 6th Belper and since we have gone from strength to strength. Lead by a fantastic team of dedicated and highly committed volunteers the Group provides a balanced and structured programme for children aged between 6 and 14 which enables them to learn new skills, meet new friendship groups, achieve personal goals and challenges, try new experiences and in doing so learn by having fun.
A flavour of some of the activities the Sections do include: –
- Nights away experiences
- Beaver Bonanza
- Water Sports (sailing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, bell boating)
- Climbing and abseiling
- Winter camps
- Go Kart building & racing
- Survival techniques (Fire lighting, use of axe & knives, shelter building)
- Day trips
- Monthly camps (Dragon Award).
- Map & Compass work
- Pioneering projects
- International Scout Camps and jamborees
- Meeting the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls
This list is far from exhaustive but shows what we are trying to achieve and with the growing numbers within the Group, I would say we are doing a pretty good job.
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