Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement it is for adult volunteers and participants aged 18-25. Many Network members also have other Scouting appointments, but this is not compulsary.
Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader. Example activities include: Abseiling, award work, bowling, camping, circus skills, climbing, cooking, games, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering, shooting and water sports.
If you're moving away from home, for example to go to university, you can carry on Scouting through Scout Network by informing your Network Leader that you are relocating. They will be able to put you in contact with the County Commissioner for the area you are moving to and pass them your details. You may also remain a member of your local Network for when you are back in the holidays.
Ready to join? Contact our Network Leader, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Stamford and Bourne Network supports all members in achieving their Queen's Scout Awards (the highest Award for Young People in Scouting). The award requires completion of a Gold DofE or the five QSA Challenges plus the completion of a series of other requirements including items from the International, Environmental and Values List.
In the most recent presentation of awards at the Lincolnshire County AGM, three Stamford and Bourne Network members were presented with their awards.
More information about the scheme can be found at scouts.org.uk/QSA.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a bronze, silver or gold award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing volunteering, physical and skills activities, going on an expedition and, for their gold only, taking part in a residential activity.
Stamford and Bourne District Network supports the delivery of the scheme as part of The Lincolnshire County Scouts DofE.
Recently, four members of Stamford and Bourne Network participated in a Gold Qualifying Expedition by Sail Boat on the Norfolk Broads and two members have been presented their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award in the presence of HRH Duke of Edinburgh at the 2014 GAPs at St. James's Palace.