Scouts

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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.

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Tubanti Scouts, July 2009

What do we do?

This year, Tubanti scouts have enjoyed a varied programme of exciting activities helped by enthusiastic leaders and parent volunteers.  We have had a Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders camp, went to the District Camp in Grobbendonk, Belgium and camped at Het Naaldenveld.  Some of our older scouts planned and undertook an overnight expedition to Delft after applying for the Nights Away Passport.  Over the summer break a group of scouts will are also travel to the UK to join the International Kent jamboree.

During weekly meetings we have made Dutch ovens and cooked in them (sadly, this time the results were inedible but we will get better!), learned traditional skills such as knotting, pioneering and map reading and had a fantastic “Cook Off Competition”.  In Autumn, we travelled by train to Westkapelle to visit the Bunker and the Polderhuis Museums to make the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony more meaningful.  Visiting speakers have covered topics such as Commando training, Bees, Street Dance, Self Defence, Snow Survival and IT Safety.  Our end of term visit was visiting the assault course at Ayers Rock, Zoetermeer.

Join us!

The Tubanti troup meets for two hours on Monday evenings to the east of Voorschoten.  For details of the venue and map, click here (password protected, please contact for access).