St Barnabas Pathfinders Scout Group 1st Royal Tunbridge Wells

St Barnabas (Pathfinders) Scout Group was set up in January 2010. Our aim is to make a positive contribution to society by helping young people to develop as active members of the community:

• who are self reliant
• who are caring
• who are responsible
• who show commitment

We do this by introducing and encouraging young people to enjoy learning by working in partnership with adults by:

• taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences
• exploring the outdoors
• participating in teams
• taking responsibility



Who can be a Scout?

Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as volunteers.

Beaver Scouts, 6 – 8 year olds Fridays  4.30pm – 5.45pm

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven and a half and eight years. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony
We are hoping to open this section in the near future, once we have recruited enough adult volunteers. Beaver Section Leader – Rebecca Pointer.

Cub Scouts, 8 –10 ½ year olds Fridays 6.00pm – 7.15pm

The Cubs meet on a Tuesday evening between 6:00pm – 7:15pm, in St Barnabas Church Hall.
As a Cub Scout you will get the opportunity to try lots of different activities like swimming, rock climbing, abseiling, exploring, meeting people from the community, and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. We also go camping once, and sometimes twice a year. This will mean you sleep in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities. Cub Section Leader – Susan Dunne

Scouts, 10 ½ – 14 year olds Fridays 7.30pm – 9.00pm

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Being outdoors is important and a large portion of the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival, night hiking and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

Scouts meet on Friday evenings between 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Some of the term is spent in St Barnabas Church hall, while others are spent at Adamswell Scout Camp site. Scout Section Leader – Tom Underdown.

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Group Executive committee

The Group Scout Leader (GSL) is Tom Underdown –

The Group Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment.

The Committee is responsible for:

   – the maintenance of the Group’s property and equipment;

   – the raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance;

   – the insurance of persons, property and equipment;

   – group public occasions;

We are currently looking for volunteers to take on the responsibilities of Group Chairman, Group Treasurer and Group secretary. We also require two parents from each section to make up the committee. For more information please contact Tom Underdown