Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting Movement , aged between 6 and 8 years. Beaver sections are called ‘Colonies’ and within a Colony there are ‘Lodges’. Beavers are run by a Beaver Scout Leader with Beaver Assistant Leaders and Beaver General Section Assistants.
Cub Scouts are aged between 8 and 10 1/2 years, each Cub section being called a ‘Pack’. Within a pack there are ‘Sixes’. Cubs are run by a Cub Scout Leaders, helped by Assistant Cub Scout Leaders and Cub General Section Assistants. Scouts are aged between 10 1/2 and 14 years.
Scout sections are called ‘Troops’ and within the Troop there are ‘Patrols’. The Troop is run by a Scout leader helped by Assistant Scout Leaders and Scout Sectional Assistants.
Explorer Scouts are aged between 14 and 18 years. Explorer Scouting is the next stage up from Scouts. Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections.
There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions. Explorer Scouts are organised in Units, run by Explorer Scout leaders and Explorer Scout Assistants.
Network Scouts ing is for the 18-25 year olds who are are often adult Leaders themselves (or for people who wish to continue with their Scouting contacts whilst away from home). Network Scouts have activities organised at both District and County level. The District Scout Active Support Unit exists to provide practical support to the District and it’s Groups and Units. It is open to all adults and is run by a District SAS Manager