If you want to find an engaging and worthwhile group activity for your child look no further than our roundup of group activities that are popular with expat kids. The legacy of Sir Baden-Powell is thriving in Singapore with thousands of children actively involved in the Scouting and Guiding movement established over 100 years ago in Great Britain.
BROWNIES AND RAINBOWS
British Guides in Foreign Countries runs Rainbows and Brownie groups. Rainbows is for girls aged five to seven years; they participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities. Brownies, aged seven to 10 years, work towards badges, do sports activities and learn about new cultures. As stipulated by British Guides in Foreign Countries, membership is 75 percent from Commonwealth countries and 25 percent from other nationalities.
When: Weekly, Monday to Friday
Where: Tanglin Trust School, ISS School (Paterson campus), Chatsworth School (Emerald Hill campus) and the Canadian International School (Tajong Katong campus)
British Guides in Foreign Countries comprises Guides who are aged 10 to 14 years and the Senior Section for girls aged 14 to 25 years.
When: Guides meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; the Senior Section meets on Wednesdays
Where: Contact association for details
USA Girl Scouts
USA Girl Scouts Overseas (Singapore) has more than 350 girls in 30+ troops operating under the same programme as in the US and is one of the largest Girl Scout communities outside of the States. Girls of any nationality who are attending a local or international school may register to join. Troop activities teach leadership skills disguised as fun and include working towards badges, troop camping, field trips, Songfest, Father Daughter Dance, Overnight Camp, Day Camp, an Amazing-Race type event, Adventure Day and far more.
When: Varying days and times
Where: Girls come from more than 30 schools in Singapore
American Cub Scouts
Pack 3017 is a family-oriented Cub Scout pack that follows the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America programme. The pack, which numbers around 120 children of 11 nationalities, is based at Singapore American School, but welcomes boys and girls aged six to 10 years from any school in Singapore. Children are divided into age-appropriate dens which do all sorts of fun stuff together with different dens meeting at different times an locations. The overall group, known as the Pack, meets once a month and does a wide variety of activities including Sports Day, Halloween Carnival, Campout, Wheel Day, Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold Banquet and much more! The goal is to develop leadership skills and a love of the outdoors.
When: Times an locations vary by den; monthly pack meetings
Where: Pack meetings are usually at Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41
Contact: Christine Misiyaki at email@example.com
Beavers (6-8 year old)We have Beaver Lodges operating at three different schools. Dover Court International School, Dulwich College Singapore and Tanglin Trust School. We usually meet straight after school. Days vary by location.Cubs (8-10.5 years old)1st Singapore has Cub Packs operating at three different schools. Dover Court International School, Dulwich College Singapore and Tanglin Trust School. We usually meet straight after school. Days vary by location.Scouts (10.5-14 years)1st Singapore has Scout Section operating at three different schools. Dulwich College Singapore, Tanglin Trust School and United World College (Dover campus). Meetings are at night.
1st ANZA Scouts is the only Australian Scout Group outside Australia. The 24 boys in the group are aged from 10 to 14 years. The group focuses on the outdoors with two camps a year, plus learning survival skills and bush craft and doing adventure activities. This year, the boys have camped, hiked and flown in a light aircraft to obtain their air activities badges.
When: Every Saturday, 2pm to 4pm
Where: UWC South East Asia, 1207 Dover Road
Boy Scouts of America Troop 07
Boy Scouts of America Troop 07 is open to boys aged 11 to 17 years and is a balanced mix of adventure and community service. This busy troop has had camp-outs in Malaysia, spent a long weekend on the South China Sea earning fishing merit badges, cleaned up the mangroves and even marched in a flag ceremony with the US Marine Color Guard.
When: Every Tuesday, 6.15pm to 7.30pm
Where: Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41
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