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New scout troop for Friern Barnet

The 3rd Friern Barnet Scout Group has launched a new troop of boys and girls aged 10 to 14 

Some scouts enjoying a fire

The 3rd Friern Barnet Scout Group has opened a new Scout Troop (boys and girls aged 10 to 14) to support local young people to learn new skills and have fun alongside their friends. 

The Scouts said they enjoyed being part of the new Scout Troop. ‘’We get to meet up with friends every week, having fun, working in a team, and taking on new challenges.’’ The Scouts have been taking part in a variety of activities, encouraged to ask the bigger questions, think on their feet, be part of a team and always have a plan B up their sleeves. 

The team have enjoyed learning backwoods skills including cooking on campfires, working towards their sports enthusiast badge, and making a Kochanski Flip Flop Winch.  They are looking forward to going away to camp in July.

Reuben is a parent and has decided to start volunteering with the Scout Troop. Reuben said: ‘’It is wonderful to watch the Scouts learn skills that are essential to their personal development. I enjoy being a volunteer with the Scouts. It is brilliant to see the young people grow their confidence as they play and learn by taking part in activities.’’

All genders, races and backgrounds are welcome at Scouts. Every week, Scouts gives almost half a million people aged 4-25 the skills they need for school, college, university and wider life.   

The 3rd Frien Barnet Scout Group has been serving their community since 1935. 

Chief Scout Bear Grylls believes that “young people need a friendly, safe, and supportive place to discover their talents,” stating, “Now more than ever, our young people need the confidence and encouragement that Scouting gives. That’s where we come in.” 

In a recent poll 94% of Scouts said they had developed useful skills. Scouts offers over two hundred activities from abseiling and coding, to drama and water-zorbing.

The 3rd Friern Barnet Scouts meet at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings at The Scout Hut, Stanford Road, Friern Barne,t N11 3JP.   

To find out more or if you are an adult who would like to learn or share your skills contact Henry at [email protected].

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