Our Air Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings.
Air Scouts are scouts who do air activities alongside all the usual scouting you would expect: camping, hiking, cooking, shooting, etc.
In the last few years, we have flown in powered aircrafts (and took supervised control) and gliders. We have visited places of aviation interest, attended the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), built rockets. But we’ve also been camping, hiking, dry slope skiing, cooking, shooting, tried our hands at archery, and more. We’ve also been to Belgium to learn about WW1. Have a look at our photo album to see more of what we have been up to: Air Scout Photos.
10th Chippenham Air Scouts troop is a relatively new creation! The existing scout troop was oversubscribed for several years when, on 10th March 2010, “Wednesday Scouts” met for the first time with 14 scouts and 3 leaders, together with Raksha and Skip who held the required warrants. The first four weeks leading up to Easter were taken up with basic scouting i.e. knots, lashings, map reading and games to help the scouts and leaders to get to know each other.
On the first night back after Easter, the scouts and new leaders were invested. The scouts chose the three patrol names: Eagles, Owls and Kestrel along with the three Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders. Since then, the troop has gone from strength to strength.
In March 2012, the scouts elected to become an Air Scouts troop. This means that in addition to traditional scouting activities (such as orienteering, camping, hiking, learning various skills, etc.) the scouts take part in air activities.