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
#NEWS: Youth Organisations are still able to meet during COVID-19 restrictions - rule of 6 does not apply.
* SCOUTING RETURNS face-to-face (in person) meetings from 29th April 2021.
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For more information about what Scouts do you can look on the Scout website: http://scouts.org.uk/what-we-do/
Volunteers: 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. Please contact the Chairman if you would like to join the team to help deliver challenging activities, join the executive committee, help with fundraising or cutting the grass.
Group Leaders & Contacts information
Tony Weiss, the Group Chairman Telephone: 01398 331 901
Contact for: Volunteering with the Group or hiring the Scout Hut.
The Group Scout Leader is David Phillips Telephone: 07868 494168)
Contact about membership in any of the following sections:
When you make contact, please provide the following information:
Date of birth.
School they go to.
a) Name, b) Contact phone number, c) Email address, d) Area that you live.
About Bampton Scout Group
The Scout Group has four sections covering the ages of 6 years old – 18 years old - Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (see below for more info). 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.
Age: 6 – 8yrs.
Meet: Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6.45/7.00pm
Beaver Leader: Chaya Rose (Malak)
Telephone: 07983 433248
Age: 8 – 10½ yrs.
Meet: Mondays 6:30pm – 8:00pm (times may change, check with the Group Scout Leader)
Cub Leader: Chris Pestaille (Akela)
Telephone: David Phillips (Group Scout Leader)
Age: 10½ - 14yrs
Meet: Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Scout Leader: Ben Palfrey
Telephone: David Phillips (Group Scout Leader)
Explorers is primarily a district section, however, as Tiverton District is so widespread between villages and towns, they are also attached to the individual Scout Groups working together with the district to provide the programme.
Within Explorers there is an additional integrated programme called the Young Leaders Award, which has the same recognition as the adult leaders Wood Badge award and is perfect for anyone of Explorer Scout age who would like to join in with the leadership team to help run the younger sections. This award is recognised on CV’s and college & university applications as a leadership qualification showing commitment, dedication, the desire to improve skills and learning, and further develop the young person’s character. All young people wishing to take part in the Young Leaders Award, are required to be a member of an Explorer Unit – see below for contact details.
Age: 14 ½ to 18 –
Meet: Friday 7pm – 9pm (may change)
Explorer Scout Leader: Andy Crowe
Explorers - David Phillips (Group Scout Leader)
Young Leaders – Chaya Rose (District Explorer Leader, Young Leader (Admin)) 07983 433248
Scouting is an inclusive organisation for all genders, abilities, and belief’s. If you’d prefer to visit any of the above meetings to see what activities take place and the setup, please contact the above sections on the phone numbers provided. All abilities can be accommodated, so please do speak to us find out more information and express any concerns you may have.
Each year Bampton Scout Group run a Christmas card postal service for the community & towns people of Bampton. If you’d like to help the Scout Group raise funds to continue running, please purchase one of their custom made stamps designed by the young people in the group via their annual Christmas Stamp design competition.
All Christmas cards with one of the Scout stamps on that are posted into their post boxes will be hand-delivered by members of the Scout Group from mid-December up until the last week before Xmas (confirmed dates to follow).
We can only deliver within Bampton, so if you live within the town and would like a special stamp to brighten up your hand delivered Christmas Cards, please look out for the stamps arriving in The Butcher Shop and Costcutter. Many thanks for all your support.
Per stamp = 20p
1 x strip = £1 –
This year strips can be chosen from either sheet 1 or sheet 2; each strip contains one of each design from that sheet.
The winning designs for 2020 are:
6-7 years old (Beavers)
Fennick Platt Gibbels (Sheet 1)
Tyler Domican (Sheet 2)
8-10 years old (Cubs)
William Mitchell (Sheet 1)
Harry Small (Sheet 2)
11-12 years old (Scouts)
George Crittenden (Sheet 1)
Kate Hansen (Sheet 2)
14-17 years old (Explorers)
Red Jones (Sheet 1)
Fergus Kettleborough (Sheet 2)
4-5 years old (Network) - guest designers
Rose Domican (Sheet 1)
Jasmine Domican (Sheet 2)
Previous Scout stamps designs:
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