Our Groups

Our Groups

Our Beaver Scouts meet every Tuesday at 18:30 – 19:30 and Thursday at 18:00 – 19:00 and are aged between 6 – 8 years old.

Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.

Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things your Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join.

In Beavers the leaders operate using nicknames for the adults, to make it more fun for the young people and to help them to remember the names.

Beaver Leaders at 1st Yate use types of trees, like Ash for example. This isn’t necessarily true across the country as some Beaver colonies use wildlife, colours, or even just names beginning with the same letter!


Our Cub Pack meets every Monday at 18:45 – 20:15 and Wednesday at 18:45 – 20:15 and are aged between 8 – 10½ years old.

Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.

Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.

In Cubs the leaders operate using nicknames for the adults, to make it more fun for the young people and to help them to remember the names.

Cub Leaders at 1st Yate use characters from the Jungle book, which is usually how most cub packs across the country work. As a rule of thumb, the Section Leader (Ian) is called Akela.


Our Scout Troop meets every Thursday at 19:30 – 21:00 and are aged 10½ – 14 years old.

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.


For anyone aged 14+ there is also Explorer Scouts. 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, camping, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.


After the Explorer Scouts you reach the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement, Network. 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.

1st Yate doesn’t currently run a Network Unit. If you think you would like to get involved with a new Explorer unit please email our GSL here

To find your nearest Network Unit click here.

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