The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential.
In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
63rd Peterborough (St Kyneburgha) Scout Group meets in Castor and takes children (both boys and girls) from Castor, Ailsworth and the surrounding villages.
Lead by a dedicated group of volunteers, we offer an exciting and adventurous program for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (including residential experiences) that helps our children explore who they are, challenge themselves and learn about their place in their community and the wider world.
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family.
They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.
They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers.
It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a ‘look-in’.
A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes.
Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging.
A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.
Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement.
Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader.
Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping.
Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Castor and Ailsworth Village Hall
- PE5 7AX
- Other notes
Coronavirus update 17/3/2020
Given the Government’s guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events have been suspended from Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice