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Yoxford and Peasenhall Scouting Sections

Operating Under the Direction of 1st Fressingfield Scout Group

Squirrels – 1:30 – 3:30pm
Beavers – 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cubs – 1:30 – 3:30pm

Scouting at Yoxford and Peasenhall is fully embedded within our curriculum, for all pupils from Years 1 to Year 6. We provide a structure of badges and awards, which are progressive through the sections, and based on a number of objectives. Our programme has been planned alongside our broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that activities planned supplement and enhance the learning that is taking place.

We have recently been approved to run the second Squirrel Drey in Norfolk, which caters for young people between the ages of 4-6.

In 2016, the Times Education Supplement (TES) wrote an article which suggested that children who joined Scouts and Guides – and benefited from outdoors experiences and independent learning as a result – had better mental health in adulthood. The below article continues in that theme, stating that where scouting is embedded in school curriculum pupils reap longer term benefits. Click here to read the TES Article.

Squirrel Section Opened

“Today [May 5th 2022] we officially launched our new ‘Squirrels Drey’ where 14 new squirrels and 2 new leaders were invested into the scouting family. Our Group Scout Leader, Mr Aalders-Dunthorne, joined us and presented each squirrel with their necker, once they had made their promise. A very proud moment for us all 😊” – via Facebook

The Programme

For more information including the latest programme and recent photos, please visit the Yoxford and Peasenhall website.

Matthew meets…

Matthew meets is our new podcast series interviewing people in and around Norfolk Scouts about topics that are of interest to our county, Scouting or young people in general. In the first episode Matthew meets Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne to discuss school based Scouting.

Useful Documents

β€˜Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls