Activities & Hut

Our Scout Headquarters

We have an excellent Hut in Riding Lane, Hildenborough where all the sections meet throughout the week. We can hold meetings inside or outside under our covered & lit outside activity area. We are able to have campfires within the hut grounds & cook on a range of outdoor cooking facilities. In Autumn 2019, we acquired  some new land from the Parish Council beside the Hut compound, which will be used for wild camps and other outdoor activities. Work is soon to begin on constructing a tool shed and greenhouse, where we can start to grow our own produce!

The Hut is very much owned by the sections who decorate and maintain the interior themselves. In Spring 2019, James Cope and Josh Barkaway coordinated a project to refurbish and update the interior of our Scout Hut. This included a complete re-paint of all walls and skirting boards, new interior doors, LED mood lighting, a dot-matrix billboard, wireless Bluetooth speaker and a new roof structure. Below are some pictures of the new look hut!

 

Activities

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do at the 8th Tonbridge Scout group. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart from just a youth club.

It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet lifelong friends.

We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as:
  • Kayaking
  • Abseiling
  • Quad biking / rally driving
  • Climbing
  • Archery
  • High ropes courses
  • Camping

There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.

Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced range of activities, events and experiences, based around our balanced programme in each section.

The programmes vary depending on which of our sections the young person is in, but they cover a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.

Together we help Scouts get the most out of their Scouting experience by including as many elements as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own activity selection.
Hiking in the dark. Spending their first night away from home. Attending a World Scout Jamboree

Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.

 

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls