Useful Links and Contacts
Bucks Scout Network
Bucks Scout Network is made up of 4 hubs across the whole of Buckinghamshire, Cerberus in Aylesbury, Chiltern Network in Chesham and Great Missenden, Firestorm in High Wycombe and Network MK in Milton Keynes.
Bucks County Scout Climbing Team
The Tuesday climbing club was set up to enable Scout Network and Leaders to learn to climb and help them gain their authorisation if they wish. If you are a Scout, see the Young Climbers Club. The club meets every Tuesday during the Summer at Green Park Climbing Complex. It should be noted that this is an opportunity for personal climbing – NOT GROUP USE – Equipment is available for novices and those who do not have their own. The cost of an evening at Green Park is £5.00 and instructors will be available to give you advice if needed.
The club also organises six or seven weekends away each year to venues including the Peak District, the Lake District, North and South Wales and Dartmoor. The programme of weekends normally includes one or two ‘Crag Courses’ where you receive instruction on placing protection, setting up anchors etc, as well as fitting in some climbing. Once a year, the club runs a ‘Lead Climbing Course’ in the Peak District. This course is designed to get you leading confidently outdoors, having covered placing protection, setting up anchors, route finding etc.
The other weekends are ‘Club Weekends’ which are an opportunity to just climb, although there are instructors around in case you get into difficulty. There are people with a wide range of experience on these weekends, so whatever experience you have, there will be someone you can climb with.
For more info visit www.bucks-activities.org.uk/climb/
Bucks County Scout Caving Team
This site is for Scout leaders, Scouts and Networkers to find out about caving in the County.
Caving is not a fashionable sport like rock climbing or mountain biking, however in recent years caving has become more popular enabling a wider range of people to take part in this activity. The county caving team aim to give the opportunity for members of the Scout Association to enjoy this relatively unique sport.
For more info visit www.scoutcaving.com/bucks/
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
The County is registered for The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for more info visit http://bucksscoutsdofe.org.uk/