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Welcome to Firswood Scouts

We are based in the Stretford District of South Manchester and offer scouting for local boys and girls from the age of 5¾ to 14. Our area stretches from Longford Park to Old Trafford to Whalley Range however we are open to enquiries from other areas.  

Scouting gives young people opportunities to take part in a wide variety of fun and exciting activities and is a great way for them to make friends.

 

What is Scouting

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed.

Young people in the Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. And research proves it really works. A 2018 report says Scouts are 17% more likely to show leadership skills and work well in teams. They’re a third more likely to support their communities too. 

 
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Three cubs smiling.
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A beaver running in a scout hut.
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Scouts kayaking on a lake.
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A scout leader showing cubs how to tie knots.
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Two cubs chatting in a scout hut.
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A leader doing craft activities with beavers.
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a cub runing up a hill being chased.
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scouts in kayaks holding their arms up.
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A scout putting on her scarf.
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About Firswood Scouts

Situated next to Kings Road School on Kings Road, Firswood Scouts has been running for over 90 years.  


We currently have a scout group that meets on Wednesday evenings, Beavers who meet on Tuesdays and Cubs on Thursdays.


We pride ourselves in being inclusive and accept children of all abilities, sex, race and religious backgrounds to join us from 6 years old.


We may have availability to join our troupe. For a free trial session and more information, please contact gsl@firswoodscouts.org.uk

 
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Sections

Scouts

Boys and Girls 10 ½ - 14 years old
Wednesdays between 6.30pm and 8.30pm

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.  


Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities to help them develop their abilities and discover new talents.


We encourage scouts to explore the areas of creativity, values and personal attitudes, sport, international interests, hobbies and much, much more.

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Cubs

Aged 8 - 10 ½ years olds. Thursday between 7pm and 8.30pm

There are loads of fun things that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting and in the process earning badges which you wear on your uniform.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.

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Beavers

Boys and Girls aged 6 - 8 years old
Currently meet on Tuesdays 6pm-7pm

Beavers are the first and youngest Section of the Scouting family.  Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday.  Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others and usually meet together once a week.


We run a Beaver group between 6-7pm on Tuesday nights. Please enquire to see if we currently have space for your child.

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Parents - we need your help

When new scouts join we ask that you help out two nights a year to come and help out and see what your child is getting up to. It could be to help with an odd jobs at the hut, helping with a trip out or running an activity or game. Don't worry you'll be fully supported by the leaders.

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Enquiries

184 Kings Rd, Stretford, M16 0EL, United Kingdom

07879282192

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Hire the hut

The hut is equipped with a kitchen and large open space which is suitable for kids birthday parties, with trestle tables, chairs and benches. we also have a large grass area outside the hut. 


It is available to hire most weekends at £15 per hour. Please get in touch for availability and more information.