Network

Scout Network (18-25)

 

We are starting a new Network!

If you are aged between 18-25 come along and join us in starting up the new district section.
It doesn’t matter if you are in a leadership role or if you aren’t a scouting member at all,  anyone is able to join!

 

We will be holding a Network introduction evening on Monday 24th September at 7:30pm at Mafeking Hall which anyone can attend

 

Below is a FAQ to answer any questions you may have, if you have any other questions about Network or scouting please contact us!

 

Who can join the District Scout Network?
All young adults, that are members of the association and are aged between 18 and 25 in Scouting are members of the Scout Network 
People who are 18-25 and not members of the association can choose to join via our joining process

 

What type of programme can I enjoy taking part in?
There are three Programme Areas: Adventure, International and Community. These will be underpinned by themes including Teamwork, Leadership and Life Skills.
The objectives for the three new areas should be:

 

Adventure

Engage in adventurous activities that enable you to develop personal skills and interests and develop skills to make a difference in your local and scouting communities.

International

Participate in life-changing international activities and experiences that enable you to develop an understanding of global issues and make a positive contribution to address these issues.

Community

Take practical action in the service of others that will enable you to create positive social change that benefits the wider community. Helps you develop in taking action and building links between scouts and others in the community.

 

How much is this going to cost?
Being part of Scout Network at either District or UK Level will follow the same format, free to join pay to play.  So this means that membership to the association is free, but any costs associated with activity or operational costs will apply.

 

Do I need to undertake adult training to be a Scout Network member?
There is no adult training required to be a Scout Network member.

 

Can I get badges/awards for taking part?
Yes. Scout Network Members will be able to gain virtual participation badges. These badges will be issued and maintained on the Scout Network Digital Platform.
Top awards are also available to achieve, these include Chief Scout Diamond Award, Queen’s Scout Award, Explorer Belt, Scouts of the World Award and DofE Awards.

 

How can I still be part of Network when I go to uni / move away for work?
Yes, Scout Network is truly flexible. As a member you have choice. This means you can be part of which ever District you want to be. If you do not wish to affiliate with any particular district, you can also opt to just be part of the UK Scout Network, which gives you the same great access to the opportunities as every 18-25 year old in the UK.

 

Can I still be a Leader?
Yes. Scout Network members can also hold adult appointments.

 

Who is the contact for Network?
The current contact for Network is District Youth Commissioner, Jack Bateman on network@cotswoldedgescouts.org.uk.