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Adapting scout groups for rural areas

Scouting can be very popular in rural areas, but such communities can also be challenging environments for scout groups. There are often smaller numbers of young people or adults with time to volunteer, and there can be other logistical difficulties like large distances between settlements and difficulties with public transport.

Running a successful scout group in a rural environment can require a little imagination, and might involve running a slightly unusual kind of colony, pack, troop or unit. Two of these types are cobweb (or cellular) units, and satellite units.

There is also the option of integrated groups, which may involve people from different sections meeting at the same time on a temporary or long-term basis.

Cellular Cobweb and Satellite Units (FS185077) (PDF)

Integrated Sections (FS185078) (PDF)


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