Carver Scouts

Carver Scouts… like normal scouts only better!

We now have two troops based at Carver Barracks the Mighty Apache troop which meets on a Thursday and the Awesome Wildcat troop which meets on a Tuesday

These are our Air Scout Troop and are easily recognised in their distinctive blue shirts.

Air Scouts, also known as Aviation Scouts or Air Explorer Scouts, engage in activities and experiences related to aviation, aerospace, and flight. These specialised scout groups focus on providing young individuals with opportunities to explore and learn about the world of aviation, while also developing important life skills.

Air Scouts often participate in a variety of activities that encompass both theoretical knowledge and practical experiences. Here are some examples of what Air Scouts typically do:

1. Aviation Education: Air Scouts learn about the principles of flight, aircraft design, navigation, meteorology, and aviation history. They may attend workshops, seminars, and guest lectures by aviation professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the field.

2. Flight Training: Air Scouts have the opportunity to take flight lessons and experience the thrill of being in the cockpit. They may learn to fly gliders, small aircraft, or even participate in flight simulators to gain hands-on experience.

3. Model Building: Air Scouts often engage in model building, constructing and flying model planes, helicopters, and rockets. This helps them understand aerodynamics, engineering principles, and the intricacies of flight.

4. Air Shows and Exhibitions: Air Scouts frequently visit air shows, aviation museums, and exhibitions to witness various aircraft, meet pilots, and learn about the history and advancements in aviation. These outings provide inspiration and a chance to explore different career paths within the aviation industry.

5. Adventure training and Camping: Air Scouts also partake in traditional scouting activities such as camping, hiking, and orienteering. These activities promote teamwork, leadership, and outdoor skills while fostering a sense of adventure and exploration.

6. Community Service: Air Scouts often engage in community service projects related to aviation. This may involve participating in air search and rescue exercises, assisting with air traffic control simulations, or organising aviation-themed events to raise awareness and promote aviation safety. Air Scouts have the unique opportunity to develop a range of skills including leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. Additionally, they gain a deep appreciation for aviation and may even pursue careers in the field, such as pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers, or aircraft mechanics.

Overall, Air Scouts provide an exciting and educational platform for young individuals to explore the world of aviation and develop a lifelong passion for flight

Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges that Scouts can gain during their time in the section to recognise their achievements. Scouts aim to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and trips away.
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 kayaking to hiking and bike riding. Air Scouts also take part in activities based on air activities including the chance to fly!

We run an annual week-long camp where the scouts travel further afield to places such as Wales and Cumbria, where the week consists of traditional scouting camping skills such as lighting fires, building hammocks, and using Scouts survival skills learned.
Most Scouts move up from our two Cub Packs, although if you are new to Scouting you can still join us.

We are always looking for parent help on evenings and activities so if you would like to get involved as a helper or even becoming a Leader then please get in touch online or speak to Rory or Steve.

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Troop Forum- St George

Date: 18-04-2024
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