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The 16th Sevenoaks (Ide Hill) Scout Group provides fun, exciting, adventurous, challenging, and educational activities for 6-14 year old girls and boys who live in and around the village of Ide Hill, Kent in the United Kingdom.
All our activities are centred around the Scout Associations commitment to help children:
We meet in our purpose built Scout Hut in the village of Ide Hill.
Group Contact - Dudley Barrow
Tel: 01732 750331
IDE Hill Beaver Scouts are young people aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between eight and eight years six months.
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits, gaining badges and helping others.
Ide Hill Beavers meet on Mondays from 5 - 6pm
Ide Hill Cub Scouts enjoy a great deal of fun and adventure. They also have opportunities to gain awards and badges. These awards are given in recognition of the effort made by each youngster at their own level of development and understanding.
We have two Cub Packs in Ide Hill. They meet on either Mondays or Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8pm.
The Ide Hill Scout Section is for young people, aged between 10½ and 14 years. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.
We have two Scout troops at Ide Hill. They meet every Wednesday and Thursday.
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 Challenges 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 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.
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2008 our Scouts went to Sweden.