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What is so great about Scouting?

Scouting is more than just a hobby – its a way of life!  Scouts learn to live in harmony with the people around them, respect the environment they live in as well as how to deal with situations they come across in life.  After all, that’s why our motto is BE PREPARED!!
 

What types of activities does Scouting offer?

 

Scouting is associated mainly with outdoor activities.  During such activities – held both locally and overseas - Scouts face the challenges that only Mother Nature is able to provide whilst learning scouting skills such as knotting, first aid and map work.  During these types of activities Scouts appreciate the importance of working in a team as well as being prepared for any eventuality.

 

Another type of activity that Scouts are regularly involved are those when we provide service to the Group or the community in general.  Whether it is helping out in embellishment projects with the local council or during national events, Scouts recognize the value of altruism and a responsibility towards the people and environment around us.

 

Finally, our Group is actively involved in organising numerous social events for its members.  During these activities, Scouts are given the opportunity of getting to know better their leaders and friends in a relaxing atmosphere.  These activities occasionally take the form of fund raising activities held to finance the Head Quarter’s upkeep and purchase of new equipment.

Has scouting made you a better person and in what ways?

 Scouting has taught me to be open to other people’s ideas, the importance of communication in a team as well as the need of proper planning and preparedness.  The Scout Law and Promise have been a constant guide and reminder to what my obligations in life are.  

 How would you promote scouting with someone who isn't familiar with the idea?

Come and experience it for yourself.  You might get hooked just like the rest of us!

How long have you been in scouting? What kept you in for so long?

I joined Scouting way back in 1995 as a member of the Troop.  Since then I have never looked back.  After advancing through the various sections of the Group, I was heavily involved in logistics and equipment maintenance as the Group’s Quartermaster for a number of years.  Since 2003, I have also held leadership positions within the Scout Troop, Venture Unit and Rover Crew.  This has also given me the opportunity to experience first-hand the work involved in organising activities whilst meeting loads of new people.

Have you travelled with the Group?

Scouting has provided me with a number of travelling opportunities.  These have included trips to Sicily, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Poland and Lebanon.  I have also been lucky enough to be invited aboard the HMS Nottingham and HMS Bulwark on trips in the Mediterranean and the North Sea respectively.