Pioneers are aged between ten to twelve. As their knowledge and understanding of the world increases, activities are geared towards helping them think critically and become more independent.
Physical activities such as energetic games are often an important part of Pioneer programme, but groups will also explore big ideas through discussion and debate, helping young people become confident expressing their opinions. Young people will be actively involved in shaping the a programme that addresses their interests.
At a time when much is changing in young people’s lives, a Pioneer group can provide a stable and supportive peer group for our young members. A wide range of volunteers support the running of Pioneer groups, enabling young people to have positive relationships with adults that are rooted in mutual respect and shared values.
Pioneers will be actively involved in setting themes or suggesting activities for their group, but groups activities could include: