Welcome to the Air Scouts section
The scout troop is the third section in the Scout Group. The scout section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14. At 1st Binfield we are Air Scouts which means that many of our activities use air and aeronautical activities as the basis for delivering the balanced programme.
1st Binfield currently has two scout troops which meet every fortnight during term time. Both troops follow the same programme of activities and sometimes we meet together to take part in joint activities as well as meeting other scouts in the South East Berkshire district. For example, we take part in an annual district wide game at The Look Out where we competed against other scout troops in the district.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme and work much more independently than the younger sections. 1st Binfield Air Scouts regularly participate in camps such as the 50km cycle ride along the Ridgeway and the Three Towers Hike.
Our aim is for the young people to enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible and to partake in traditional scouting skills such as orienteering, camping, survival skills and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities such as abseiling, archery and zip lining. A highlight of being a 1st Binfield Air Scout is the opportunity to take part in an assisted flying lesson.
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.
Air scouts wear a pale blue shirt on which they can sew their badges. Most of the weekly activities we enjoy work towards the many badges that can be earned.
We have a waiting list and both troops currently run at full capacity. Places become available as children move onto explorer scouts.
If you would like your child to be added to our waiting list or just want more information, please use our contact form.