Scout Network is our fifth and final section for the 18 – 25 year olds.
Whether you’re completely new to Scouts or have been with us since you were 6 years old, joining is a great way to meet new people, seek out new challenges and see the world. Because being a grown up shouldn’t mean you gave to miss out on all the fun. In Mid Herts we have 1 Scout Network Unit called Cerberus.
What do we get up to as Network members ?
Scout Network connects 20,000 18 – 25 year olds across the UK,
and giving them opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting projects and events centred on the themes of adventure, community and international.
Engage in adventurous and other activities that will enable you to:
- Develop skilld and pursue your interests.
- Develop and use skills to make a difference in your local and scouting communities.
Take practical action in the service of others that will enable you to:
- Create positive social change that is of benefit to a wider community.
- Helps you develop in taking action.
- Build strong links and appreciation for difference between Scouts and between others in the Community.
- To achieve these objectives Scout Network Members are encouraged to take part in projects and events that will support the about themes and be managed through a digital platform.
Participate in life-changing international activities or experiences that will enable you to:
- Develop an understanding of global issues that highlight our interdependence as citizens of the world.
- Make a positive contribution to address global issues.
Network within Mid Herts
Within Mid Herts we get upto a lot of fun at our meetings. From games night, to pub quizzes, to campfires, to night hikes. We have it all. And the best thing is that it is run by the participants. That’s right!!. Network run the show.
We also get involved with the county wide network as well. So we have some network members from Hemel Hempstead, Pottar’s Bar and Stevenage come and join us with our activities and we sometimes go and join in with them. Which means you get to meet even more people and make more friends. You also get to see what our districts run meaning your get so see and even bigger part of Scouting and the family.
As Mid Herts we also have the opportunity to get involved with events that the county team put on. We do things like escape rooms and sports nights.
Even taking a weekend to go walking in Wales, Scotland or other national parks around the UK for a bit of fun.
So we always have plenty to keep the network busy whilst still having tonnes of fun.
Can I be a leader and a member of the Scout Network ?
Of couse you can. Most of our network members have 1 or more secondary roles. This could be being a leader at one of the groups within our district or having another role within the district.
More than 60% of our network members are leaders at other groups.
Being a leader and apart of the network is great because you can share ideas and take others ideas and activities that are discussed back to your group to incorperate into your programs.
Do I have to be a leader to be in Network ?
The answer is no. You do not have to be a leader to be in the network. We have lots of member that are not leaders and just part of network.
Is There a Uniform ?
Yes, the scout network members have the same uniform as leaders, which is a shirt or blouse is stone colour with the added scout network badge. Although at regular meetings we do not wear uniform.
Badges for the Scout Network
The Scout Network will be able to gain virtual participation badges. There are also top awards that the scout network members can work towards. These include Chief Scout Diamond Award, Queen’s Scout Award, Explorer Belt and Scouts Of The World Badge.
More information in these badges can be found here:Top Awards