At 74th St Germain’s Scout Group, we’re proud to have a diverse membership of boys and girls, young and much older, sharing different cultures, faiths and beliefs. We’re also proud to have served in your community for over 100 years, helping to provide youth and adults with friendship, excitement, adventure and discovery. In 2013, we celebrated our group’s birthday with a family camp, providing 100 members and supporters an enjoyable weekend of canoeing, high wires, climbing, and many more activities over a hot weekend in July.
We still have room for young members and adult supporters, to continue the partnership with St Germain’s Church, and to start your Scouting journey, to have fun and adventure. Join us.
Beavers are the youngest section in Scouting, for youth aged 6-8 years old. They wear a turquoise jumper, earn lots of badges, learn new things and have lots of fun and new experiences. Beavers at St Germain’s also go out on trips, do sleepovers (and sometimes go camping).Beavers for 1 hour, 15 minutes, from 5.45pm on a Thursday.
Cubs are 8-10½ year olds. They do lots of exciting things, we have badges of things, from sport to book reading, from cooking to growing. Whatever you’re interested in we will have a badge for you. Cubs wear green jumpers. Cubs also go camping at least twice a year (often more times) and join other Cub packs at brilliant competitions, fun activities and outings. Cubs meet for 90 minutes on a Thursday night, from 7pm.
Scouts are 10½ to 14, they do anything you can imagine from camping in the snow, hiking, climbing, archery, helping the community, astronomy, football (sometimes), air rifle shooting, making and building stuff (like Bear Grylls), take trips away and have a very active time with other troops in the Rea Valley District. The troop also likes to attend international events too with some members visiting Switzerland, France, Belgium and Sweden. Scouts meet on Monday’s between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.
The Explorers are 14-18 years old and do the entire of above but even more. They can do the Duke of Edinburgh Awards as well as our own Chief Scout Diamond and Platinum Awards, leading to the Queen’s Scout Award. Explorers can go on a young leader scheme, teach younger members skills they’ve developed, and even organise camps with no adults present (subject to training).
Explorers meet on a Tuesday, from 7.30pm until 9.00pm.
Adults and supporters, we have a great crowd of willing volunteers that help produce brilliant programmes, organise adventure for our younger members and help with the administration effort too. However, we do need more help from enthusiastic outdoor types willing to get occasionally wet and muddy on incident hikes or water activities, who may have skills or would like to gain skills that they can share with others in the group. Equally, the group has a number of younger members that could do with a little extra assistance, they just need encouragement and your time to help them with activities and badges. You don’t need to wear a uniform, you don’t need to commit many hours a month or attend the courses for leadership, but you will need to complete a form for our Safeguarding commitments.
For further information, visit our website on: 74thbirminghamscoutgroup.btck.
Contact Group Scout Leader
Laura Porter on