Sections

(6 to 8 yr olds)

Apache Beavers

Wednesday Nights, 18:00-19:00

Apache Beaver Colony is run by Ivan Gideon and Sue Craig with young leaders Jemma, James and Ryan.

We do our utmost to live up the the beaver motto of "Fun and Friends!"

Beavers have a varied programme focussing on areas such as Beliefs and Attitudes, Community, Fitness, Creativity, Global, and Outdoor and Adventure. We also take part in activities, outings and camps with other Beavers in the local area.

Contact Apache Leaders: Email Apache Beaver Leaders

Navaho / Cheyenne Beavers

Friday Nights, 16:45-17:45 / 18:00-19:00

Cheyenne and Navaho Beavers are run by Anne-marie Howells, assisted by Kay Gooud, Nikki Bates, Amelia Strudwick and young leaders Jenna, Charlotte and Elizabeth.

Beavers have a varied programme focusing on areas such as Beliefs and Attitudes, Community, Fitness, Creativity, Global, and Outdoor and Adventure. We also take part in activities and outings with other Beavers in the Royal Kingston District. These events include: Bowling Competition, Sports Morning, Science Afternoon, Exploring badge and District Sleepovers. It is great fun being a Beaver Scout!

Amongst other things the highlight of the year is the Cheyenne Colony Sleepover which is held at Walton Firs Campsite in Cobham, Surrey. We sleep in indoor accommodation but like to make the most of being able to enjoy outdoor activities. This is always enjoyed by Beavers and Leaders alike.

Contact Navaho Leaders: Email Navaho Beaver Leaders

Contact Cheyenne Leaders: Email Cheyenne Beaver Leaders

(8 to 10.5 yr olds)

Hurricane Pack

Tuesday Nights, 18:45-20:15

Hurricane Cubs is run by Carole Atkinson (Akela), with Gary Howells (Hathi), Steve Crow (Bagheera), Linda Wilson ( Raksha ) and Ann Rogers (Baloo). They are assisted by Jamie, Jack and Sam along with Young Leader ~ Yoni.

Cubs are split into small groups called Sixes. Every Cub takes the Scout Promise. They play games, but also have a broader activity base than the Beavers, covering such areas as: Outdoor Scouting, Sports, Hobbies, Creativity, and looking into other countries and cultures.

They also have outings and activities with other Cub Packs in the Royal Kingston District, also competing in District competitions.

The highlight of the Pack's year is the annual camp, which is usually over a weekend. The cubs have the opportunity to sleep in tents and cook over open fires (always fully supervised, of course) - but it's always great fun!

Contact Hurricane Leaders: Email Hurricane Pack Cub Leaders

Spitfire Pack

Thursday Nights, 18:45-20:15

Spitfire Cubs is run by Gemma Thompson, Chris Mould and Rebecca Mould along with Young Leaders Niah, Angus and Orla.

Cubs are split into small groups called Sixes. Every Cub takes the Scout Promise. They play games, but also have a broader activity base than the Beavers, covering such areas as: outdoor Scouting, sports, hobbies, creativity, and looking into other countries and cultures.

They also have outings and activities with other Cub Packs in the Royal Kingston District, also competing in District competitions.

The highlight of the Pack's year is the annual camp, which can sometimes be a week long. The cubs have the opportunity to sleep in tents and cook over open fires (always fully supervised, of course) - but it's always great fun!

Contact Spitfire Leaders: Email Spitfire Pack Cub Leaders

(10.5 - 14 yr olds)

Troop

Friday Nights, 19:30-21:30

We have a very active and varied programme, both at the regular weekly meetings and at weekends, including skills training, camping, hiking and most importantly generally having fun. By the time they reach the Scout Troop, members are expected to have become much more self-reliant. They are split into Patrols, each led by a more experienced scout - the Patrol Leader. The Scouts suggest and run activities for the Troop, with the adult leaders carrying out the longer term planning and focusing on the progression of the individual Scouts.

We run multiple camps throughout the year ranging from back to basics camping skills, expeditions in Snowdonia to action packed activity camps. We also participate in many district and County events where the scouts have the opportunity to sleep under canvas as well as training weekends and wardening weekends at the district campsite.

The Troop is run by the leadership team - Matt Cheyette, Ed Hackett, Roy Watts, Fergus Lang, Linda Wilson, Jude Watts, Hope Sapey, Olly Watts, Eustya Solovey, Aaron Humphrey, Lucy Smith, James Burge and Tina Humphrey with help from our Young Leader Angus. If you need any info or help please don't hesitate to ask.

We are always on the lookout for help from Parents, friends or relatives in what ever capacity you can to help us make the evenings run smoothly. Can you spare a couple of hours to volunteer?

Due to high demand the troop is currently at capacity and will be for the foreseeable future. We do not hold a waiting list however there are lots of Scout groups within the local area who do currently have spaces. Please email enquiries@royalkingstonscouts.org.uk with any joining enquiries for the Scout section and they will be able to find another troop in the local area who will be able to accommodate you.

Contact Troop Leaders: Email Troop Leaders

(14 - 18 yr olds)

Surbiton South ESU

Thursday Nights, 19:30-21:30

Explorer Scouts are part of the district provision in Royal Kingston and we are very proud to have a special relationship with Surbiton South ESU. They are just as much a part of the 1st Hook community as all of our other sections.

Explorers enjoy doing many activities such as camping, cooking, canoeing, hiking, swimming, first aid skills, and much more. Explorer Scouts can also work towards their Queens Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Contact Explorer Leaders: Email Explorer Leaders

(9yrs & upwards)

Band

Monday Nights, 19:00-21:00

The original band was formed at 1st Hook Scouts in 1938. But, they changed their name to 1st Hook Scout & Guide Band when 1st Hook Guide Company was invited to join them in 1983. They are a 'traditional style' marching band with 3 sections - drums & percussion; woodwind; and brass.

New recruits start from age nine, and they are given an instrument of their choice to use in the band, along with a tuition book to start them off with their instrument lessons. Several mentors help to teach the youngsters, and each mentor will continue to work with their student(s) as they progress from new recruit to trainee and begin playing within the main band.

The band uses a full range of military instrumentation, and their repertoire includes everything from well known military marches to full concert band arrangements of both popular music and film themes. As a result they are able to perform as both a concert band and a marching band, depending on the requirements of each event.

Contact Band Leaders: Email Band Leaders

Royal Kingston District

Scout Network (18 to 25 yr olds) - Scout Network Site

Scout Active Support Unit (18+ yr olds) - Royal Kingston Scout Active Support Unit Site