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The 3rd Winchester (the Worthies) Scout Group has been scouting in the Worthies for over 50 years. Officially it covers Kings Worthy, Headbourne Worthy and the Itchen Valley Ward of the City Council but the border is fuzzy. Scouting delivers fun and adventure to the young people of the area.

The Grrobin-cook1oup Scout Leader (Robin Cook)

Group Scout Leader since 2008. Robin has been a cub, Scout, Venture Scout and a University Scout and Guide Club member. He became a Scout Leader on moving to Winchester in 1988 and the Group Scout Leader in 2008. He is keen on adventurous activities and holds Activity Permits for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and hill walking. Robin is a member of the District Activities Team; is the District Commissioners Water ActivitiesAdvisor and also a Training Advisor. His GSL challenges include growing the 3rd to meet the demand for Scouting in the Worthies and finding a replacement for Pax Hall.

The role can be best summed up as – “To manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.”

Scout Sections at the 3rd

Beavers (6–8)

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually 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)

A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

Scouts (10½–14)

Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.