5th Frome Scout Group provide Scouting to young people in and around the Frome area of Somerset from the age of 6 up to 14 years when the Scouts then become Explorers and Young Leaders. Scouting encourages young people to do more, learn more and be more.
Each week, The Scouts give over 460,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. The Scouts believe in preparing young people with skills for life including teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.
5th Frome aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. Scouting offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on overseas trips to international jamboree’s! Scouts are the largest worldwide youth movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures. They believe in bringing people together, celebrating diversity and standing against intolerance, always.
5th Frome meet on Thursdays at the Selwood Academy:
Beavers (6-8 year olds) 5.30pm-6.30pm
Beavers meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Cubs (8-10½ year olds) 6.30pm-8pm
During their time in the Pack, Cubs will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. There are a range of badges available which Cubs can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they’re doing.
Cubs also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.
Scouts (10½-14 year olds) 7.45pm-9.15pm
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of challenge awards and activity badges.
Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.
Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.