Oxford Traditional Scouting uses outdoor adventure to develop leadership skills, promote strong values and respect for the planet, and encourage youth to live a healthy active lifestyle.
The term "Traditional Scouting" has a different meaning outside of the United States, where it refers to a "back to basics" movement that rejects the world-wide trend to "modernize" Scouting... and returns Scouting to a scheme intentionally based on Baden-Powell's own model of Scouting.
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What this means is that the concept of Scouting has changed a lot, since the Scouting movement came to be in 1908. Many Councils have attempted to modernize Scouting to varying degrees of success. The idea of Traditional Scouting is to bring back the teachings of Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of the Scouting movement) rather than use these 'modern' variations of it.
The only changes that Traditional Scouting programs see from the original teachings come in the way of advancements. We, as a global community, are continually gaining knowledge in fields that were relatively limited back in the early 1900s. More specifically, we recognize that some of the techniques taught in the original Scouting movement are invariably outdated, and we want to ensure that our youth gain skills that are practical in today's society. We also take into account changes in health and safety practices, environmental concerns, and the inclusion of newer technologies that may be relevant to Scouting today.
Your child will learn about cooperation and getting along with others through non-competitive games, music, campfires, crafts, and outdoor activities including camping.
Timber Wolf Pack
In this program based on The Wolf Cub's Handbook, your child will participate in outdoor activities, archery, camping, crafts, games, stories, campfires, earning badges, and learning skills such as first aid which will build their confidence and give them opportunities for adventure.
Your child will build confidence and skills through outdoor adventures including camping, bike trips, hiking, archery, first aid, cooking, and kayaking. In a small group, your child will practise leadership and teamwork skills. The program includes year-round weekend activities and camps.
Senior Explorer Troop
This is high adventure Scouting for high school students. Young people plan their own adventurous outdoor program under the mentorship of adult advisers.
Rover Knight Crew
Members of the crew organize their own adventurous outdoor activities under the guidance of adult Advisers, developing leadership and teamwork skills.
Adults are able to develop their own Scouting skills while guiding today's youth toward their leadership skills.