Sections Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who:Master new skills and try new thingsHave fun and go on adventuresMake friendsAre curious about the world around themHelp others and make a difference, on their own doorstops and beyondEvery week, they gather in a group called a Beaver Colony to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way. Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who: Master new skills and try new things Have fun and go on adventures Make friends Are curious about the world around them Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond Every week, they gather in a group called a Cub Pack to take part in lots of interesting and challenging activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way. Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10 ½ to 14 who: Master new skills and try new things Make new friends Have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad Explore the world around them Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond Week in and week out, they gather in a group called a Scout Troop to conquer the small task of changing the world. What's next? Once you leave Scouts at the age of 14, your time at 24th Chelmsford will be at an end – but don’t panic, there’s plenty more Scouting to be done! Explorers are a go-getting group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, they make up the fourth section of the Scouts.Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world. There’s over ten units around Chelmsford so plenty of choices! Scout Network connects 20,000 18-25 year olds across the UK, and gives them the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting projects and events centred on the themes of ‘Adventure’, ‘Community’ and ‘International’. Whether you’re organising a local meet-up or a once in a lifetime trip to the Amazon, it’s all about working together to build new skills, seek out new experiences and make a difference in the world. We’ve already got one Chief Scout, and he’s brilliant. What we need now are smilers and inspirers, activity planners and Zoomers – all round team players to support our young people. The good news is you shape what you do and decide how much time you give. Scouts happens when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to have been a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer). Scouts is needed now more than ever. The pandemic has hit our young people hard – with two thirds saying is impacted on their mental health. Having people positive role models to guide the way, and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak and find their place in the world. We help them gain skills for life.