Scouting was founded in 1907 by Lord Baden Powell. The purpose of scouting is to help young people achieve their full potential, as individuals and as responsible members of their communities. They do this by taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences, exploring the outdoors, teamwork and by taking responsibility.
Scouting is a voluntary charity organisation that consists of over 450,000 members worldwide aged 6yrs - 25yrs spread across five sections:
Beaver Scouts - the youngest section
Explorer Scouts/Young Leaders
Scout Network - the oldest section
For more information about what Scouts do you can look on the Scout website: http://scouts.org.uk/what-we-do/
Everyone who helps to deliver the Scouting programme is a volunteer, giving up their own time to lay on activities and challenges for the young people of Bampton and the surrounding areas. Offers of help are always welcome and if you would like to join the team, and help deliver challenging activities, look after the books, help with fundraising or cut the grass - then please get in touch contact Tony Weiss, the Group Chairman on 01398 331 901.
The Group Scout Leader is Trevor Hallett (01398 331327) who can be contacted about membership in any of the following sections:
Bampton Scout Group has three sections:
Age 6yrs - 8yrs. Meet on Fridays 5:30 - 6.45
The Beaver Leader is Chaya Rose (Malak) : Telephone 07983 433248
Age 8 – 10½ Meet on Mondays 6:30 – 8:00
The Cub Leader is David Phillips (Akela) : Telephone 07868 494168
Age 10½ - 14 Meet on Friday 7:00 – 9:00
The Scout Leader is Ben Palfrey : Telephone the Group Scout Leader on the number above.
Scouting is an inclusive organisation for both boys and girls and all religions, you are welcome to come along and visit if you would prefer before making up your mind.
The local scout group are famous for their Christmas postal service! Stamps, such as the one shown here may be purchased and 'posted' in the appropriate shop, and the scouts will deliver anywhere in Bampton. The money made by this venture goes into their scouting funds.
Prices are: Per stamp = 20p, 1 strip of 5 = £1, 1 sheet of 35 = £7. This year the young people in the group are taking part in a competition to design a stamp for their section, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Scout Network - the winning design will be the one that goes onto the section stamp.
On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Scout Law is:
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto is:
ScoutBase - the official web-site of the Scouting Association