About Us

There has been a Scout Group in Sonning-on-Thames since 1934.

We run 3 sections

Beavers – for girls and boys aged 6 – 8
Cubs – for girls and boys aged 8 to 10.5
Scouts – for girls and boys aged 10.5 to 14.5

The Group is managed by an Executive Committee and each section is run by a team of leaders.

About Scouting

The method of achieving the Aim of the Association is by providing
an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training based on the Scout
Promise and Law, and guided by adult leadership.

A Scout promises to do his duty to God and to the Queen, to help
other people and to keep the Scout Law.  In many ways this is the root of
Scouting and simpler promises are made by younger age groups.  The
commitment to God implies an acceptance that there is a power greater than
ourselves.   The Scout movement is not however allied to any
particular church, faith or sect.  Anyone who believes in some form of
divine power can reasonably make the Scout Promise and thus join the Scout
movement.  The obligation to the Queen is a recognition of the law of the
land and the responsibility of the citizen.

The Scout Law is a set of guidelines for everyday life.  It
carries the obligations to be trustworthy, loyal, friendly, courageous and
considerate.   It also encourages self respect and respect for
others.

The Scout promise to “help other people” is expressed in a
positive way through a variety of forms of service to the wider
community.

From its earliest beginnings the Scout Movement has encouraged
outdoor physical activity, through camping and development of ‘backwoods’
skills.  Aside from their well known facility with knots, Scouts and Cubs
will learn map reading skills, learn how to walk and climb safely, and take
part in sports such as swimming and football.