Skills for Life

Life Changing Adventure

At the 11th we are continuing to help our young people grow and develop a range of skills that they will be able to call upon during their own life journeys.

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Every week we give almost half a million 4-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

To build on this the Scout movement is focussing on six ways in which young people can build their resilience

  • Have a go at something new (and be prepared to fail).
  • Learn and pass on a skill.
  • Spend a night away from home.
  • Chat with someone different from you.
  • Achieve something as part of a team.
  • Learn to pick yourself up, start again and bounce back.

At the 11th Southgate our numbers across all three sections are strong and growing.

If you have a young person who is interested in finding out more about Scouting or as an Adult you could give a little time to help us in any capacity we would love to hear from you – please do contact any of our team.

Mungo Knott
Group Scout Leader