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1st Thornbury Scouts



1st Thornbury Scouts consists of six Sections, plus an Explorer Scouts Unit;

2 Beaver  Colonies – Riverbirds and Woodlarks, meet on Thursdays and Fridays respectively.  Beavers can join at age 6 and may continue into Cubs at age 8.

2 Cub Packs -Mohawks and Cherokees, meet on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively.  Cubs can join at age 8 and may move on into Scouts at age 10½.

2 Scout Troops – Hawks and Hunter Harriers, meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively.  Scouts can join at age 10½ and can move on to Explorers at age 14 subject to availability of spaces.

Explorer Scouts – meet on Fridays, Explorers can join from age 14 until 18 year olds.

We are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

We do all this and much more – click here to find out more about us and join us!!