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. USAGSO (Singapore) has been recognised as one of the top Girl Scout communities in the world.
American Cub Scouts
BSA Pack 3010
Cub Scout Pack 3010 is for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11 years old. While our pack is based out of Stamford American International School, we have children joining from many different schools across Singapore. We are a family-oriented group with many of our pack activities encouraging all members of the family to be involved, and now we have both boys and girls able to join from Kindergarten onwards it has become even more so. Pack 3010 follows the Cub Scout program of Boy Scouts of America, and dens will meet once or twice per month depending on the activities planned. The different dens are split by grade level, and set their meeting time at the beginning of the scouting year, in August, to make it as accessible as possible to all the families of our Pack. Some of the Cub Scouts’ favourite activities include the Raingutter Regatta and Pinewood Derby, where they build their own miniature car to race, and our camp outs and hikes are an exciting way to have fun in the great outdoors.
When & Where: Varies by den
BSA Troop 1010 – “First in Asia and the World”
Welcome to Troop 1010, a unit of the Far East Council and chartered through Stamford American International School. Troop 1010 is one of the first Scouts BSA Troops in the world for girls and the very first in Singapore and the Asia South District. Girls joining Troop 1010 in 2019 can potentially make history by becoming some of the world’s very first female Eagle Scouts.
Troop 1010 teaches the same values and life skills using the exact same methods, requirements, and advancement standards used by BSA in its Troops for boys. Scouts BSA for girls is structured to assure they can equally enjoy the same program opportunities to challenge themselves, gain special skills and outdoor experience, serve the local and international communities, instill important values, and develop leadership abilities which will serve them over the course of their lives. Girls joining in 2019 also have the distinction of being ‘Founding Members’ of Troop 1010; they will very quickly be positioned to demonstrate their leadership as the Unit membership grows from its initial core.
When: every Tuesday 7-8:30pm
Where: Adams Cafeteria, Stamford America School
BSA Pack 3017
BSA 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 and ranks which do all sorts of fun stuff together with different dens meeting at different times and 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 through fun.
When: Times an locations vary by den; monthly pack meetings at SAS on occasional Friday evenings
Where: Pack meetings are usually at Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41
1st Singapore is part of British Scouting Overseas and has active 400 members across 4 locations in Singapore. Scouting is for girls and boys aged from 6 years old to 14 years old. Members participate in activities which combine fun, friendship and adventure. We are a very active section which enjoy the outdoors and loves to try new experiences.
Beavers (6-8 year old)
Cubs (8-10.5 years old)
Scouts (10.5-14 years)
ANZA Scouts is a member of Scouts Australia and has four sections, open to girls & boys from 5-18. Each section runs activities tailored to the age group, and allows the kids to progress as they mature.
Joey Scouts (5-7 yrs): Joeys are kids that have just started school. The Mob plays games, make things, sings songs and gets to see what the older kids do. It is a gentle introduction to adventurous activities.
Cub Scouts (8-10 yrs): Cubs go on hikes and camps, play games, make things and earn badges along the way. It is a great way to make new friends for both kids and parents.
Scouts (10-15 yrs): Scouts focus on the outdoors with camps, survival skills, bush craft and adventure activities. Scouts is a structured self development platform for young people that gives them leadership opportunities, and teaches practical teamwork and organisation skills through working in small groups and organising their own activities.
Venturers (15-18 yrs): Venturers take their self development further by designing and runing their own program – doing things like mountain biking along jungle trails, full day hikes and camping in Malaysia’s National Parks. If you want more adventure, this is for you!
When: 2-4pm Saturday during Australian International School term time.
Where: Based at AIS and the sections often meet there, but also meet at various locations around Singapore.
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
Boy Scouts of America Troop 10
Troop 10 is a unit of the Far East Council and chartered through Stamford American International School.
Troop 10 teaches values and life skills that help boys become fine young men. Through its well-designed program, Scouts gain valuable skills and develop friendships which will follow them for the rest of their lives. Scouts learn values such as honesty, citizenship, cooperation, courage, health and fitness, perseverance, resourcefulness, respect, and personal responsibility. Scouts also have lots of fun at weekly meetings, monthly camp outs, and high adventure activities! Giving back to the community is an important part of the Troop 10 experience and Scouts get involved with many community service projects.
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