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Scouts at the BMHC

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Fun, challenges and adventure for young people

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to over 450,000 young people in the UK alone, while giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential. The principles of Scouting encourage the young people to develop inner discipline, be involved in group activities with others, understand the world around them and help create a more tolerant and caring society.

The young people take part in a wide range of activities that are aimed at challenging them and equipping them with a variety of skills. By doing these activities, they work towards the many awards and badges achievable in Scouting, which include adventure, outdoors, teamwork, team leader, artist, faith, community impact, fire safety, global issues, astronomer, craft, fundraising, water activities and many more.

 

BMHC Scout Group

BMHC Scout Group was established in November 2014 and is part of the Manchester South Scouts District. We are one of over 70 Muslim Scout groups now set up across the UK. The success of Muslim Scouting can be attributed to the values of Scouts being interconnected to the principles of Islam. The scouting values of integrity, respect, caring, belief and cooperation are all harmonious to Islamic principles and are key characteristics we wish to see in young Muslims today.

As a Muslim Scout group, we provide for our youth the activities they would not normally be able to have access to in an environment that is comfortable for parents. We have three sections in our group, catering for young people aged 6 to 14 years: Beaver Scouts (6 to 8 year olds), Cub Scouts (8 to 10½ year olds) and Scouts (10½ to 14 year olds).

 

Beaver Scouts (6-8)

Beavers are our youngest members, and meet for an hour and a half per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.

 

Cub Scouts (8-10½)

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are keys. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding themes of outdoors, world and skills; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

 

Scouts (10½-14)

Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.

 

Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.

 

Sessions venue and timings

British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, Whalley Range, M16 8BP

Sunday (school terms) – 9:30 to 11:00

 

Cost

Membership fee: £32 per child per annum – the majority of this fee goes to the UK Headquarters to contribute to the costs of supporting Scouting UK-wide and a small percentage also goes to the local District

 

Subscription fee: £20 per child per term – this is primarily to help cover our equipment costs

 

Camps, trips and other events will be charged extra. You will be given plenty of notice for such events and details of additional payments required.

 

Interested?

If you have any questions or would like to get your child registered in our group (or added to the waiting list), please contact Waqas on 07415 387400 or email waqas.qadir@mansouthscouts.org.uk