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Scout Network allows 18 to 25 year-olds who have an interest in both Scouting and their own personal development, and ultimately want to have fun, the opportunity to do so.


So why join Scout Network

When you reach 18 life starts to look a bit different. Often more opportunities and responsibility present themselves. This means that your scouting life needs to be flexible to fit in with how life maybe changing.

The Network is the perfect community for 18-25 year olds to continue Scouting or start their Scouting journey and join 20,000+ other members who are independently or working together on projects and events around adventure, international and community.

Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.

Example activities include:

Abseiling, award work, bowling, camping, circus skills, climbing, cooking, games, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering, shooting and water sports.


So what are projects and events?

A project should have an impact beyond the immediate team who are working on the project. For a project to be successful the series of tasks need to be planned well, there should be a result/outcome, efficient resources and a timeline.

An event is a single activity that can take place at any given time; an event could be taking part in a climbing session. You may be inspired by this activity and decide to turn it into a project by hosting a weekend climbing session for local schools in your area. You can find out more about project and events here. The flexibility of doing events and projects is you can work on these at a time, place and  pace that suits you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a leader to join Network?

No, as long as you are aged between 18 and 25 you can join Network, you do not have to be an adult leader (although you are welcome to do both).

Can I join more than one Network unit?

Yes, you can join multiple Network units and take part in events organised by a different Network

I’m going off to University\Collage, can I still join Network?

Yes of course, you can join multiple Network units. Why not join a Network or SSAGGO at your University and join us when the term finishes.

What is SSAGGO?

SSAGGO is the Student Scout and Girl Guide Organisation, many Universities have them, find out here https://www.ssago.org/

What can I do at Network?

The Network programme is organised by you the Network members, if there is something you want to do, why not offer to organise it and add it to the programme?

Joining

Young adults aged between 18 and 25 are eligible to register as Scout Network members, subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.


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News & Blogs

Blog | Roverway Experience
25/09/2018 By Robin Gray

Over the summer a group of Explorers and Network members from Hereford and Worcester took part in Roverway, an international camp in the Netherlands. William Hawkins, a Network member from Kidderminster joined them. Here is what he had to say about this exciting adventure.

 

Overall, Roverway 2018 in the Netherlands was an amazing and incredible experience, which I think would be incredibly hard to beat personally. The first two days of the trip were organised by the UK Contingent CMT, where we spent two days in Amsterdam prior to Roverway itself. These two days were spent exploring the city of Amsterdam, as well as taking part in a Monopoly Run. The CMT also organised a trip to a “Hipster BBQ” at the end of the last day, where the UK Contingent spent time playing beach volleyball, doing escape-room style games, and of course, eating lots of food.

Flying out to Roverway

The opening ceremony for Roverway 2018 took place on a beach in the Hague. It was a unique experience where all the contingents came together for the first time, as we split off into our paths, with whom we’d spend the rest of Roverway camping. It was an incredibly fun time meeting random people from another nation on the beach and ending up playing beach volleyball or frisbee golf with them. After the ceremony took place, there was a large party, and most of our path spent the evening socialising and trading badges.

Camping at the Hague

The next couple of days were spent on our path down in Maastricht and mainly Heerlen, where we were shown everything to do with Carnivale as well as the culture and heritage of the local areas. Things we did included the storage warehouses for Carnivale floats, having a tour of a local brewery which is popular with the Carnivale, stayed at a Yacht Club along a canal, visited the highest point in the Netherlands, and also tried lots of Limburg pie. The final day on our path was spent having a large cultural BBQ with different foods from each nation (but mainly food for dessert).

At the main site

The main campsite was a lot different to everyone meeting on the beach in the Hague. Each path had their own camping section so that you could stay with who you’d just spent the past couple of days with, instead of just people from your own contingent. There was also a wide array of activities to take part in on the two activity days, ranging from sailing and canoeing, to clog painting and playing samba music. In the night-time there were party tents such as the German tent and the Rainbow Café, which you would hear until 2am.

Meeting international Scouts

Overall, I’d extremely recommend attending an international event such as Roverway, it was an unforgettable experience for me and the people were the most amazing part of it. Roverway really gave me a huge boost to my confidence in socialising with others, as well as giving me the desire to visit as many countries as possible in my life.

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Blog | Welcome
01/05/2016 By Julie Goodyear

Scouting in Kidderminster is welcoming more and more young people every year, and the reasons for this aren’t difficult to understand! It’s all about friendship, fun and most importantly, everyday adventure for our youngsters.

Scouting offers more than 200 different activities, and more people do adventurous activities in Scouts than with any other organisation. In Kidderminster District, we offer young people, both boys and girls, the opportunity to discover their potential through challenges and positive experiences that will enrich their lives.

As Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, says, ‘Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. That’s what I love about Scouting, it’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures, and helping others to do the same’.

There are 12 Scout Groups in Kidderminster and the surrounding area, providing age appropriate activities and challenges to boys and girls aged 6 to 14, as well as 4 Explorer Scout Units for young adults over 14, all run by teams of dedicated adult leaders who are vetted and trained to the Scout Association’s high standards.

Interested or want to find out more? If you’re a young person aged 6 – 25, or a parent, go to the JOIN page or phone our local Membership Enquiries line on 01562 829577 or if you would like to become a volunteer please visit the Adult Volunteer page.

Julia Goodyear

District Commissioner

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