Fun, friends and adventure at Scouts

Fun, friends and adventure at Scouts

This Sunday, my two sons and husband and I will all be attending our local St George’s Day Parade for Scouts and Cubs. This is one of the most important events in the Scouting calendar as it’s the only time in the year that all the local groups get together to renew their Scout promise.

 

What's great about joining Scouts
My sons joined the Scouts in Beavers, aged 6 and 7. The two ladies who run our local Beavers and Cubs groups are a marvel, giving up their free time to carry out the Scout Association aims to provide' fun, adventure and skills for life and give young people the opportunity to enjoy new adventures, experience outdoors and take part in a range of creative, community and international activities, interact with others, make new friends, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.'

 

What it's like in Cubs
My younger son is in Cubs, which range from 8 years to 10 ½. The emphasis is on excitement and adventure. He spends one evening a week during term time exploring different cultures and beliefs, and taking part in a variety of fitness, creative and community activities. At several weekends throughout the year, he takes part in a range of adventurous activities and overnight camps where he learns valuable outdoor skills. He is now passionate about sleeping in a hammock and has his own hammock and tarp, though his request to hang the hammock in his bedroom has been denied …!

 

What it's like in Scouts
My elder son is now 12 and a member of the Scouts where the aim is to further develop their scouting skills with a focus on building their confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, and encourage them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. His Scout leader definitely inspires them to be independent by instructing them and then leaving them to it! As a mother, it can be hard to step back and let your child get on with it and I really appreciate the opportunity Scouts and Cubs have provided to encourage my sons’ independence. All his activities are held at weekends which works well now that he is at secondary school. In May, he is spending a weekend cycling in France which will definitely be quite an adventure!

 

A great way to take part in new experiences
If you are considering encouraging your son or daughter, (girls have been welcomed since 1976!), to join their local scouting group then my sons and husband and I would thoroughly recommend it. It’s a great way for them to explore new ideas, make new friends and experience activities that they might not get the chance to otherwise.

As Chief Scout Bear Grylls says, 'Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. That's what I love about Scouts.'

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SCOUTS

 

SHOP NOW





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in The scooms blog

Sleep and immunity | scooms
Sleep and immunity

In these difficult times, we are all no doubt wondering if there are ways that we can boost our immunity to illnesses and viruses. More and better sleep is something that most of us can easily do now that we are spending more time at home.

Read more →

Plants in the bedroom | scooms
The best plants for the bedroom

Add a plant to your bedroom to brighten up your room, purify the air and boost your mood! Our top 10 plant recommendations for your bedroom.

Read more →

Plastic microfibre duvet filling | scooms
Is there plastic in your bedding?

There are so many choices to make when you buy new bedding and your main considerations are probably: will it help you sleep better and is it value for money? How often do we stop to think about the amount of plastic in our bedding and the impact that it might have on the environment before and after use? We thought we'd take a look.

Read more →

Bedding size guide

Duvet size & weight guide

These are standard UK bedding sizes so if you know your mattress size you can easily work out which duvet size you need.

Duvet size Duvet weight UK mattress size
Single 135 x 200cm
(4ft 5" x 6ft 7")
4.5 tog - 302g 
9 tog - 486g 
All seasons - 788g
90 x 190cm
Double 200 x 200cm
(6ft 7" x 6ft 7")
4.5 tog - 448g
9 tog - 720g
All seasons - 1168g
135 x 190cm
King 225 x 220cm
(7ft 4" x 7ft 3")
4.5 tog - 567g 
9 tog - 911g
All seasons - 1478g
150 x 200cm
Super King 260 x 220cm
(8ft 6" x 7ft 3")
4.5 tog - 641g
9 tog - 1030g
All seasons - 1671g
180 x 200cm 

 

Duvet tog rating guide

Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to be using a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

 Tog rating Season / heat Feel
4.5 tog Summer / hot sleepers Lower thermal insulation
9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
All season (4.5 + 9 tog) Winter / cold sleepers Very warm

 

Pillow size guide

Our pillows come in two sizes and provide medium support.

Standard 
50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm

 

Bed linen size guide

Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons.

Duvet cover Fitted sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 50cm x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 50cm x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm

Sign up for scooms news & offers

Join our  newsletter for 10% off your 1st order

Your 10% off discount code will be emailed to you.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy.