We believe that too many children grow up without experiencing real challenge and adventure. Here at 1st Wing Scout group in Buckinghamshire we change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact on our local community.
We help children and young adults get Skills for Life by reaching their full potential by developing skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
Our group has organises a wide range of activities including kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. Our scouts learn everything from survival skills to computer programming. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
The historic village of Wing is a great place to do our scouting. We have plenty of places to get out and get muddy with miles of walks close by .
We have over 100 young people in the three sections, that's an important part of our community.
Please send us an enquiry if you would like to put your child on the waiting list.
We have a very popular group and need more volunteers to help expand how many scouts we can take. If even volunteering a few hours a month will make all the difference. Together we can all make a difference. If you'd like to be a part of it, click on the 'join us' button on this page.
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section in The Scout Association and are aged 6 –8 years old. The Beaver Scouts meet in Colonies of normal size of 24. We currently have 30 Beavers in 1st Wing. Beaver Scouts have lots of fun doing different activities which include making things, going on visits, making friends, doing badges and going away for a night on a sleepover.
THE BEAVER PROMISE AND MOTTO The Beaver Scout Promise I promise to do my best To be kind and helpful And to love God. The Beaver Scout Motto Be prepared.
Cubs is open to boys & girls from 8 - 10.5 years old. There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which to 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. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
THE CUB LAW AND PROMISE The Cub Scout Promise: I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and to the Queen To help other people And to keep the Cub Scout Law. The Cub Scout Law: Cub Scouts always do their best Think of others before themselves And do a good turn every day. The Cub Scout Motto: Be Prepared
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10.5 and 14 years. 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. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
THE SCOUT LAW AND PROMISE
The Scout Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Scout Law
1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. Explorer Scouts experience life-changing opportunities and develop important skills by working towards badges and top awards.
Explorer Scouts is the fourth section in the Scout Movement for 14 to 18-year-olds. In this section, young people enjoy the independence of planning their own incredible adventures with their Explorer Unit.
When an Explorer joins their Unit, they make a Promise to do their best and to follow the values of Scouting; integrity, respect, care, belief and cooperation.
When Explorers turn 18, they move onto the Scout Network, the fifth and final Scouting section. They could also choose to take on a role as an adult volunteer
ParentsThere are many ways in which you can play a positive role in modern Scouting.
First one is easy - it’s something you've already done... You chose to send your child to Beavers, Cubs, or Scouts. You’ll need to help them get to meetings with the proper clothing and equipment. Our resources pages will help give you more information you may need.
As you know, we go outside in all sorts of weather - so, as our motto says 'Be Prepared'. When your child joins 1st Wing Scout Group you will be invited to join our closed Facebook Group that will provide details on the activities for the week and other important notices. It is also a good place to ask questions and get tips from other parents.
We’re always looking for volunteers but, more than that, we would really appreciate a helping hand. For example it would be great to help us set up or break down after an event or if you could spare an evening every few months to help out. A little from everyone will help us all!
Find out more on our volunteering page. Many of the leaders in the group started just like you. A little bit here and there, and then the rewards of seeing young people gain lifeskills and self confidence start to make sense.