Who we are
Within the 3rd Aylesbury (38th Starrenburg) Scout Group we have over 100 members supported by over 30 volunteer Leaders and supporters. Through our programme we prepare those young people with #skills for life.
Scouts is a movement for and about young people, and each young person in our movement has a lot to offer. Young people are the future of the world and they’re already making a difference.
In Scouts, youth shaped is about:
- Creating an environment where young people can safely take chances and learn from their mistakes.
- Empowering young people to stand up for what they believe in and lead their peers.
- Putting young people first and giving them the chance to work with their leaders to make a difference in their group, their community, and the wider world.
Challenge and Adventure
From our own building on Old Stoke Road in Aylesbury we provide challenging and adventurous activities at every level to suit the ages, capability and diversity of all our young people from the age of 6 through to 14 when they can move onto Explorer Scouts and perhaps return to assist us as Young Leaders.
All of this is achieved within the overall programme, methods and guidance of The Scouts.
Our full Group title is 3rd Aylesbury (38th Starrenburg) Scout Group. Why the 38th Starrenburg, I hear you say?. Well folklore tells us that our predecessors, sometime in the 1970’s, went on an International Scout Camp and whilst there, met with fellow leaders from a Dutch Group from Rotterdam, Starrenburg Group 38 and became great friends. This friendship was further bonded with 3rd Aylesbury including the 38th Starrenburg Group name as part of its own. This was approved by HQ and so the Group Name we have now was born. We also adopted the star logo which is part of Starrenburgs uniform, and this can be seen on the back of our Group neckers.
Unfortunately, those links with the Netherlands were lost as old and new came and went however, in the early ‘noughties’ those links were reinstated which culminated in a Joint camp, in the Netherlands, in 2008. Those links are still with us to this day, happily.