Scouting is the UK’s largest mixed youth organisation. With 1 st Chard Scout group, we enrich lives by offering our young members fun and challenging activities, unique experiences,everyday adventures and the chance to help others so that we can make a positive impact in our community.
We aim to provide our young members with skills to help them in the future in
both a personal and professional capacity.
We often work with other groups locally like Chard Carnival and our Beavers have won first place for walking groups in the past. We aid the carnival by collecting money for them on the route and then the carnival is generous in giving us a percentage of the donations for our young people’s efforts.
We as the leadership team teach the Scouts to reach their full potential; we help the young people within the local area to develop a host of skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness, and commitment.
Our motto and commitment to our Scouts are giving them #Skillsforlife.
Our group consists of three sections
- Beaver Scouts (Ages 5 ¾ - 8),
- Cub Scouts (ages 8 -10 ½
- Scouts (ages 10 ½ - 14).
The Section Leaders, along with their Assistants and parent support run the activities for our young people. Our Scouts once they hit 14 often then give back to the group by then becoming young leaders and supporting us run the activities for the younger children.
Like most charities, during the pandemic, we have struggled to fundraise and are looking for more adult volunteers to fill a variety of roles within the group, from helping at weekly section nights to administration, planning and fundraising.
If you feel you can help, no matter how much time you may have to give, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Facebook page -