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Fencing (sword)


Description
Fencing is the art of duelling with swords, and comes in three varieties; foil, sabre and
epee. There are also versions for younger people involving foam equipment and even light up swords to be used at night.

Who is it suitable for?
The foam variety is great as an introductory activity for Beavers and Cubs with real fencing becoming available to Cubs onwards. For Explorers and Network there can be the added excitement of light up sabres or paint fencing.

Additional Information
British Fencing have a network of clubs across the UK who can help provide taster activities for Scout members, find your local club via the find a club pages on their website.

Badge Links
Cubs Our Adventure Challenge
Scouts Master At Arms Activity Badge
Explorers Physical Recreation Activity Badge


How to run/provide fencing (sword)

There are 2 ways of running Fencing (sword) in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running fencing (sword) yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running fencing (sword) using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Body for fencing (sword) is:

Factsheets on fencing (sword)

The following activity factsheets are relevant to this activity:

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