The 14th Fife Scout Group was formed on 20th October 1972 within Capshard Primary School, which opened in the same year. The Group started with 12 Cubs (two Sixes) and was officially registered at Gilwell Park on 2nd July 1973. As the Group continued to grow, we acquired land on Glenbervie Road to build our own Scout Hall, which was officially opened by LT.CDR. C.Maitland Dougall (District Commissioner) on 8th March 1980.
Today, the Group is still thriving and is active in Beavers (ages 6 to 8), Cubs (ages 8 to 10.5), Scouts (ages 10.5 to 14) and Explorers (14 to 18). The majority of our members live in Dunnikier Estate and surrounding areas.
Our Group offers exciting and varied activities geared to promote health, fitness and social skills.
Land activities are a key part of the Programme. Young people are encouraged to try new activities and develop their current interests through activities ranging from archery to rock climbing. We believe that by taking part in safe but challenging activities, young people develop new skills and abilities.
Water activities give young people the opportunity to take to the water in a variety of challenging ways. These range from rafting to more traditional activities such as a kayaking.
Technology plays an important part in society today. Young people have the opportunity to learn about technology - ranging from basic skills such as designing a promotional poster to more advanced skills such as building a PC or creating a website!
Nights away are always popular with young people. In Scouting we pride ourselves on providing quality nights away events. From traditional Scout camping to overnight expeditions, hikes and international camps, young people are given the opportunity to develop skills and above all have fun! The Scout Association has recently launched a permit scheme to continue to ensure that all young people benefit from well organised, high quality nights away.
Creative activities allow young people to express themselves in different ways. Through dance, music, art and craft young people are invited to develop their talents or try something new. Creative activities can include circus skills, urban street art, sculpture and photography.
Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:
Adults in Scouting are from all walks of life. Yet the one thing they share is the enjoyment of helping young people reach their potential. You may not be aware of the following facts:
You may feel that you have no skills to offer Scouting - but everyone has something to give. Doing things such as making squash and organising games means the Leader has more time to spend with the young people.
Do you have any hobbies and interests that you could share? For example, are you a qualified First Aider who could run an interactive session or do you have an interest in nature and could take a Group on a fun walk through the local woods?
Volunteering in Scouting is fun and rewarding. You will have the chance to learn new skills, rediscover adventure, make new friends, spend more time with your child and give something back to your community. Why not volunteer today?
In addition to the uniformed Leaders, there is a dedicated team of adults who are responsible for keeping the Group running, maintaining the Scout Hall, organising fundraising events and managing the Groups' money. The efforts of these people are co-ordinated by the Group Chairman.
The Group Executive Committee supports the Group Scout Leader and ensures effective administration of the Scout Group.
The Group Executive Committee aims to make sure the Scout Group have the facilities and resources needed to deliver successful Scouting in the Group.
The Scout Association takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care.
The Scout Association is committed to:
The Association's 'Young People First' code of good practice is published in the form of a pocket size yellow card that all adults are asked to keep with them. This contains information about how to report concerns or allegations of abuse and also a code of behaviour that all adults are required to follow.
Children and young people have the right to protection from all forms of violence - physical or mental. (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
The Scout Association is committed to ensuring, as far as is reasonably practicable, the prevention of all forms of bullying among Members.
It is the responsibility of all adults in Scouting to help develop a caring and supportive atmosphere, where bullying in any form is unacceptable. To this end, all Scouting activities should have rigorous anti-bullying strategies in place.