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The Philosophy of the 1st Whittlesford & Duxford Scout Group

We believe that through adventurous activities we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.

The Aim of the Scout Association in general and the 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Scout Group in particular is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The method of achieving the aims of the Scouting Association in general and the 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Scout Group in particular is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and law, and guided by adult leadership.

We call this the balanced programme and providing your Scouts with a programme that is both balanced and exciting is one of the most rewarding challenges for our leaders.

What we offer to young people is a range of activities, events and experiences built around a number of programme zones. We balance the programme in the same way you’d balance a diet, by simply ensuring that over a given period (a month or a term, for example), there is something from each zone in the Programme.

Young people experience Scouting by regularly taking part in quality activities, drawn from each programme zone. Personal achievement can be recognised by earning awards and badges leading to the Chief Scout’s Awards and the Queen’s Scout Award.

All activities are provided in accordance with the Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) details of which can be found at :

POR_Jan_2015 (All)

The Group has also introduced a series of policies and procedures, in addition to those in the Scout Association’s POR, on which the Group operates in order to achieve ‘best practice’. Details of these policies and procedures are given here.

policies parents -revisions january 2015

safety guidelines – parents april 2015

You can find out more about the balanced programme at :

https://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/6to25/593%201%20PG%20The%20Balanced%20Programme%20Resource%20-%20FINAL.pdf