3rd Andover Scout Group

Scouting changes lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Beavers - aged 6-8 years - Meet Tuesdays 6pm-7.15pm 

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.

Contact the Beaver leader at thirdandoverbeavers@outlook.com

Our Programme...  (subject to change depending on weather and availability of resources)

Tues 14th Jan to Tues 31st Mar 2020

















Previous badges and activities

Summer to Christmas 18 - International & Artist Activity badges plus trips to Paulton's Park & Marwell

Summer to Christmas 17 -  My Skills Challenge Award plus Campcraft and Faith Activity Badges. Overnight camp & Paulton's Park

Easter to Summer 17 - My World Challenge Badge, Gardener & Experiment Activity Badges. District Camp, Moors Valley, Mini Hike & St Georges Day Parade

New year to Easter 17 - My Outdoors Challenge Award, Creative, Health and Fitness, Air Activities Stage 1 Activity Badges

Summer to Christmas 16 - Teamwork Challenge Badge, Global Issues, Explore and Navigator Stage 1 Activity Badges

Easter to Summer 16 - My Adventure Challenge Award, Space Activity Badge, First Aid level 2

New Year to Easter 16 - My World Challenge Award, Communicator and First Aid 1 activity badges

Summer to Christmas 15 - My Skills Challenge Award, Cook and Experiment activity badges 

Cubs - aged 8-10½ years - Meet Wednesdays 6pm-7.30pm

A Cub Scout Pack is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging where excitement and adventure are key. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

Contact the Cub leader at thirdandovercubs@outlook.com

Our programme... (subject to change depending on weather and availability of resources)

Wed 15th Jan to Wed 1st April 2020 - Road Safety, Communicator and Navigator Stage 1/2/3

Wed 15th Jan - Road sign safari, team games

Wed 22nd Jan - Boss the Green Cross Code, Make an emergency call 

Wed 29th Jan - Cross correct, Hello with the flow

Wed 5th Feb -  Perfect Passengers, Art Apart

Wed 12th Feb - The Scout Times, half term project

Wed 19th Feb - HALF TERM - no session (complete project)

Wed 26th Feb - Sign with me, Compass points & Grid references

Wed 4th Mar - Hack attack, Map key & Symbols

Wed 11th Mar - Contours

Wed 18th Mar - Cartography & Scale

Wed 25th Mar - Hike preparation

Wed 1st April - 5km hike - 6pm-8pm


Previous badges and activities

Summer to Christmas 19 - Air Activities, Emergency Aid, Ten Pin Bowling, Weekend Camp, Fright Night, Remembrance Parade.
Easter to Summer 19 -  Pioneer, Gardener and International activity badges. Weekend camp, St Georges Day Parade.
New Year to Easter 19 - Fire Safety, Chef and Artist Activity Badges.
Summer to Christmas 18 - Athletics, Local Knowledge and Entertainer Activity Badges. Remembrance Parade.

Easter to Summer 18 - Scientist, Backwoods Cooking and Athletics Activity Badges. Weekend camp, St Georges Day Parade.

New Year to Easter 18 - Teamwork Challenge Badge plus Astronomer & DIY Activity Badges. Sleepover.

Scouts - aged 10½–14 - There is no current scout troop due to lack of a leader

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.

Explorer Scouts - aged 14–18 - Run by the district

Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections. There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.

Scout Network - aged 18-25 - Run by the district

Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. 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, camping, circus skills, climbing, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering and watersports.