What do we do?
19th Swindon Scout Group is a not-for-profit charity delivering the policies and values of the Scout Association. We have a team of dedicated and experienced leaders who run sessions and events based on the official scouting programme. The group holds weekly meetings during term time for each section at Goddard Park School, Swindon. Our catchment area focuses on the Lawns, Park North and Park South areas of Swindon, but in some cases we may extend further.
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet life long friends. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
We run three sections that are tailored for different age groups:
Aged 6 – 8
Beavers is for children aged between 6 and 8 years old. The section focuses upon a wide range of exciting activities, outdoors and indoors, games, badge work and trips. Making friends and having fun is what Beavers is all about! Beavers meet at Goddard Park School on Monday nights from 6 to 7pm, during term time.
Aged 8 – 10 and a half
As the Cubs are older, the games and activities are bigger and more exciting! Cubs join in district scouting competitions and do a lot of outdoor activities! We also bring in people from the community to teach Cubs valuable life skills. Cubs meet at Goddard Park School on Tuesday nights from 6 to 7:30pm, during term time.
Aged 10 and a half – 14
At Scouts, we introduce independence. We expect Scouts to be able to think and act for themselves, so entering competitions unaccompanied by a leader isn’t uncommon! Activities like Caving, Survival Camp and Overnight Hikes are exclusive to Scouts! Scouts meet at Goddard Park School on Friday nights from 6:30 to 8pm, during term time.