Scouts

Scouts For Boys & Girls P1 To Year 14

Squirrels for Girls

squirrelsGirls Squirrels at Knock meets on Tuesdays 6:15pm – 7:15pm in the Elliott Hall. We welcome all girls from the surrounding community aged 4 – 6 to join us for fun, games, crafts and storytelling.

We endeavour to teach the girls simple biblical truths to use in their daily lives.  We will look at thankfulness, forgiveness, being a good friend etc. alongside a varied programme looking at the world around us.

We aim to provide a safe, fun and friendly environment for your daughter to build her confidence in communicating with her peers, working within a team and nurturing her creative side. We look forward to meeting your daughter at Squirrels!

Contact:

E: Ruth Barton girlsquirrels@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

T: 07989 677731

Squirrels for Boys

 

Squirrels for Boys

Contact: Jo McMullan squirrels@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

Beavers for Boys

BeaversBeaver Scouts meet on Monday nights in the Burrows hall from 6.30-7.30pm are the youngest section of the Scouting family.  We welcome all boys provided they’re between the ages of 6 and 8 and are ready to go on a fun adventure!

From playing simple games to going out on fun and educational visits, our programme constantly changes and we try our best to offer a wide range of activities.

Beavers have a wide range of badges that we work through as a colony throughout the year, from Animal Care badge to the more outdoor, Camp Activity Badge.  Our Beavers learn many new skills during their time at Beavers and are taught some important life lessons but most importantly, they will make new friends along the way.

Children join our Beaver for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the cool stuff our Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join. Whatever the reasons, you are welcome.

Contact:

Ben and Ruth Walker, Michael and Alison Crutchley beavers@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

Beavers for Girls

BeaversBeaver for girls meet on Wednesday nights in the Elliott Hall from 6.30-7.30pm are the youngest section of the Scouting family.  We welcome all boys provided they’re between the ages of 6 and 8 and are ready to go on a fun adventure!

From playing simple games to going out on fun and educational visits, our programme constantly changes and we try our best to offer a wide range of activities.

Beavers have a wide range of badges that we work through as a colony throughout the year, from Animal Care badge to the more outdoor, Camp Activity Badge.  Our Beavers learn many new skills during their time at Beavers and are taught some important life lessons but most importantly, they will make new friends along the way.

Contact:

Helen McMcConkey girlbeavers@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

Cubs For Boys

Cubs4th East Belfast Cub Scouts, where fun, challenge and adventure come as standard!

Boys aged 8 years to 10 1/2 years meet every Wednesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. In the Burrows Hall. The Cub Scout programme offers a wide variety of games, activities, challenges and learning. Cubs can gain activity badges to wear on their uniform such as collector, athlete, DIY, musician camper and water activities. Also challenge badges such as creative, fitness, outdoor and global.

Uniform is a green jumper, navy trousers and ‘4th scarf’. Cubs are organised in Sixes, identified by the colour of their woggle. A Sixer is in charge of his six with the help of a Seconder. Cubs go on weekend camps and pack holidays to places such as Crawfordsburn, Castlewellan, Greenhill YMCA and Slievenaman cottage in the Mourne Mountains.

The Pack regularly enter teams for East Belfast District, Belfast County and Northern Ireland events and competitions such as quizzes, chess & draughts, swimming, uni-hoc and 5-a-side football.

Contact: Gareth McAuley cubs@knockpresbyterian.co.uk and 07884411354

Cubs for Girls

CubsGirls aged 8 years to 10½ years meet every Friday nights from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Elliott Hall. The Cub Scout programme offers a wide variety of games, activities, challenges and learning. Cubs can gain activity badges to wear on their uniform such as collector, athlete, arts and crafts, musician camper and water activities. Also challenge badges such as creative, fitness, outdoor and global.

Uniform is a green jumper, navy trousers and ‘4th scarf’. Cubs are organised in Sixes, identified by the colour of their woggle. A Sixer is in charge of his six with the help of a Seconder.

Contact:

Nicky Bradley girlcubs@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

 

Scouts for Boys

ScoutsScouts meet on Thursday nights from 7.30-9.30pm for boys aged 10½ to 14½ in the Scout and Burrows Hall. Scouting is about developing young people as good citizens with a range of skills and values that contribute to the society in which they live and beyond. The scouting programmes offers a range of activities that encompass issues such as the environment, social concerns, faith, health, personal development and team work skills.

The boys are challenged to examine their role as good citizens through badge work as well as participation in games, activities and nights out as part of the Troop programme. A key part of any Scouts development is the camping experience where skills are developed within a teamwork setting and basic survival skills are developed from camping under canvas to cooking on an open fire without utensils

Contact:

Iain Hall 07799474111

E: scouts@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

Scouts for Girls

Scouts

Do you want to have fun?  Do you want to learn new skills?  Do you want to make new friends?  If so, come along to Scouts on Tuesdays between 7.30pm and 9.00pm and join in the fun!

Whether you are starting your Scouting adventure or are moving on from Cubs, you are very welcome.  Scouts are from 10 to 14 years old.

Scouting aims to change lives by offering fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that young people can make a positive impact in communities.  We will develop your daughter through teamwork, challenges, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. Scouting is totally inclusive and our programme of weekly activities at Knock is planned to allow for all ranges of abilities (physical and otherwise).

At Knock, Scout girls enjoy a varied programme.  Last year, amongst other things we reassembled a skeleton, made stretchers out of bamboo, communicated by semaphore, ate pizzas, made a telescope and had a drama challenge.  This year’s programme will include more of the same with a few extra surprises!

Contact:

Sara Ball girlscouts@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

 

Explorer Scouts

Explorers
The Explorer Scout section at Knock is open to anyone, both male and female from age 14 to age 18. There is no need for any previous experience or background in Scouting or Guiding.
Meetings are held every Thursday evening. Meetings commence at 8:30 pm, frequently with joint activities with the Scouts. From 9:15 pm, the Explorer section meets on its own. We try to have one activity away from the hall once a month, whether a night game, a hike or a camp.
The emphasis in the Explorer Scout programme is on fun, challenge, service and adventure. Explorer Scouts have a lot of input into choosing and planning the activities in their programme, developing planning and leadership skills. Explorer Scouts are encouraged to work towards their Chief Scout’s Awards and Queen’s Scout Award: in completing these, Explorer Scouts will complete their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

Contact:

Bill Gowdy explorerscouts@knockpresbyterian.co.uk

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11