1ST AMERSHAM COMMON SCOUT GROUP AT A GLANCE
We have three units, Beavers Cubs and Scouts currently the Beavers and the Cubs have open for spaces in each group.
Beavers meet on Thursdays, 6-7pm
Cubs meet on Tuesdays, 6:45-8pm
Come join us for lots of activities and adventures.
More info about what each unit actualy does see below.
We are 1st Amersham Common Scouting group
Scouting contributes to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. We provide a non-formal learning environment, strengthening the capacity of young people to face the challenges of tomorrow.
The 1st Amersham Common Scout hut was opened in 1974
Our group is one of a number of groups in the Misbourne Vally District which is part of the Buckinghamshire County.
We do various activities with others in the district and county including annual sleepovers to places like the National Space Centre and Gulliver's Land. Within the village we also take part in annual events such as the Remembrance Sunday parade and the Carol service. We helped with the development of the Little Chalfont Nature Park in clearing some areas of logs,etc and planting some cherry trees before it was opened.
A brief history of Scouting...
Scouting began in 1907 and was founded by Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant-general in the British Army, serving from 1876 until 1902 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town of Mafeking in a siege that lasted seven months. Baden-Powell's troops were vastly outnumbered so he used local boys to administer first aid, carry messages and run errands.
On returning to the UK, Baden-Powell realised that boys at home could benefit from similar sorts of activities to the boys at Mafeking. These activities went on to form the basis of the Scouting Movement.
While Scouting remains relevant, educational and exciting today, it has not strayed too far from its roots; outdoor adventure, helping others and Scouting skills remain the most iconic of its activities.