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Scouts

What Scouts get up to.
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14 years old.
 
We have two Scout Troops, Beacon meet on Tuesday evenings 7.00 - 9.00pm and Denne on Friday evening 7.15 - 9.15pm.  We make full use of both our HQ and our local campsite. We encourage everyone to participate in all our activities – we just want everyone to have FUN!
 
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.
 
Outdoors
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
 
International Experience
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section.

5th/10th has developed an international link with the Scouts in Latvia.
 
In 2001 a Group of Latvians were able to attend the West Sussex Scouts International Camp WS2001 and a 10 day return visit was made in 2002 by a party of 18 Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders. Since then Latvian and 5th/10th Horsham Scouts have remained in contact and have returned twice more to Latvia in 2006 and 2010.
 
In August 2013 33 Scouts attended the West Sussex International Camp at Ardingly with 16 Explorer Scouts from Portugal.  This year 36 Scouts visited Belgium for summer camp and preparations are underway for WS2017 West Sussex Internatinal Scout and Guide camp.

Beacon
Normal meeting times are 7.00 – 9.00pm every Tuesday. Please ensure that you arrive at Scouts wearing full uniform and on time so that the meeting can start promptly.

Denne
Normal meeting times are 7.15 – 9.15pm every Friday. Please ensure that you arrive at Scouts wearing full uniform and on time so that the meeting can start promptly.