6th Holme Valley Scouts
Honley Scout Group
Worldwide, around 28 million boys and girls are part of the Scouting Movement. Founded in 1907 by Lord Robert Baden Powell, it’s also the UK’s largest mixed youth organisation. Honley was registered as the 6th Holme Valley Scouts in 1930 and 40 years later revised the name to become the 6th Holme Valley (Trinity Church) Scout Group.
There are four different groups that meet at the Scout Hut opposite Trinity Church. Youngsters can start at the age of 6 years at Beavers before moving up to Cubs when they turn 8-year-old. Aged 10 ½ years they join Scouts before graduating to Explorers.
A dedicated team of around 25, DBS-checked volunteers and leaders take the groups and supervise all activities and trips.
From the age of 6, children can join 6th Holme Valley Scout Group as a Beaver. The Acorn Beavers meet each Monday at 5pm to 6.15pm, while the Chestnut Beavers meet afterwards at 6.30pm, finishing at 7.45pm.
Both Beaver colonies take part in treasure hunts, geocaching as well as a range of arts and crafts activities. Both Colonies join together for sleepovers and other group events during the year.
When children reach their 8th birthday they move up to Cubs – either Thor Cubs on a Wednesday evening at 6.45pm or Atlas Cubs on Thursday at 6.30pm. The programme gets more active for Cubs, with hiking and outdoor cooking, adding to the mix.
From aged ten and a half, young people can join Scouts. They meet on Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and this is the age when the young people are given more independence and responsibilities. At this age camping, climbing, hiking, paddle sports and more are on the agenda.
At the age of 14, Explorers beckons and that’s when things get really adventurous. Young people can stay in the Explorer unit until age 18, where they take part in expeditions, caving, climbing and camping. There’s also an Explorer Scouts Young Leader Scheme, where the young people will learn valuable leadership skills and train to become future Scout leaders. It also looks great on their CVs too!
If your child is interested in joining the Scout Movement email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Can you volunteer
Honley Scouts provide an amazing provision for young people in the village. To continue their great work, they’re always in need of more volunteers. If you can offer your time or skills please get in touch by emailing email@example.com