11th Spen Valley (Hunsworth) Scout Group meets at the Group Headquarters in the West Yorkshire village of Hunsworth, located approximately 6 miles south of Bradford in the UK. Group Headquarters is at Green Lane, Hunsworth, West Yorkshire, England.
The group has over fifty young people enjoying the fun and adventure that Scouting brings; supported by a dedicated group of adult volunteers and young leaders that are committed to giving the young people skills for life.
The section programmes are designed to be challenging, relevant and rewarding for all young people and based around three main themes: Outdoor and Adventure, World and Skills. The group enjoy getting out into the grounds of the school venue which includes a large field with adventure courses, a nature area including a fire pit area and pond and a traverse climbing wall. We also enjoy getting out and about in the local community. The Spen Valley District Campsite (Fanwood) and Oakwell Hall are popular destinations for orienteering, hikes (day and night), tracking and wide games.
We listen to and value the views of our young people and ensure that the programmes incorporate their ideas. We hold regular youth forums, so the young people are involved in core decisions for the group and can take on leadership roles within their sections.
Young people’s achievements are recognised through a range of different badges and awards they can earn whilst in their section. Many of the young people go on to achieve their Chief Scout Awards and are invited to attend an award ceremony held by the County. Alongside this we have our own rewards systems such as weekly medals for those who go above and beyond.
Active in the Community
As scouts we aim to make the world a better place through making impact in our communities. As a group we complete litter picks, activities around recycling and environmental conservation. Alongside this we regularly bring in visitors from organisations who help different groups of people within communities in order to educate the young people around challenges within society and inspire them to do good in the world. In the past we have had visits from the emergency services, Street Pastors and Foodbank. We have also had the opportunity to have talks by the volunteers of the RNLI as well as various religious buildings in the area – a Hindu Temple, an Islamic Mosque and a Jewish Synagogue and heard talks from their religious leaders.