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327th Birmingham (As-Suffa) Scouts

Alhamdulillah, we are operating the Beavers and Cubs sections within our Scouts Club. Read all about Beavers and Cubs below and if you are not already in Scouts, what’s stopping you!

There are approximately 30 million MUSLIM scouts in the world and comprises of the majority portion out of the faith groups. Our connection with the Muslim Scout Fellowship has flourished over the last 6 months to a year.

Since 2005, the Muslim Scout Fellowship (MSF) has been helping and supporting Muslim communities, up and down the UK, to learn about and get involved in the adventure of Scouting! We are driven by the belief that young British Muslims can grow and develop into responsbile, productive and pivotal members of their local, national and international communities when they have the chance to experience the everyday adventure of Scouting. With a programme for young people from 6 – 18 years old, and the equally exciting opportunities for adult leaders, Scouting has proven itself as a system for the development of individuals from all backgrounds for over 100 years!

Please see below for specific details for the Beavers and Cubs groups.

Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.  There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.  It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.

Structure

A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony meeting.

Activities

During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Details:

Open to: Boys and Girls
When: Every Thursday (term-time)
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Cost: £40 per term
Venue: As-Suffa Institute, 156 High St, Birmingham, B6 4UX

CLICK HERE to register your interest

Beavers

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½.
There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11.  It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.

Structure

A Cub Pack is usually organised into small groups called Sixes, each headed up by an older Cub called a Sixer, and often with a Seconder as well. Sixes can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Cub Scout Pack. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Cub Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Pack meeting.

Activities

During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Details

Open to: Boys and Girls
When: Every Sunday
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: £40 per term

Venue: As-Suffa Institute, 25 Park Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 5DA

CLICK HERE to register your interest

Cubs