Stoke Poges has a vibrant range of organised activities for children; we have highlighted here the non-for-profit organisations of the Scouts, the Guides and Duke of Edinburgh Award
The 1st Stoke Poges Scout Group was established in 1909 just two years after the first experimental camp on Brownsea Island and is among the oldest in the country. Today it welcomes members – both boys and girls – from the village and the local area and runs three groups: The Beaver Colony for 6-8 year olds; The Cub Pack for 8-10 year old; and The Scout Troop for 10-14 year olds.
1st Stoke Poges Guides are a girl lead group who decide each term which part of the Guide programme the girls are interested in covering. Most activities are done during the regular weekly meeting and have included things like teambuilding activities, learning about what to do in an emergency, performing arts (dance & acting), learning survival skills, film watching and even pamper evenings!
The D of E group commenced in a small way over 25 years ago as part of what was known as the “Housewives Project”. It was then registered with Bucks County Council as a Voluntary Youth Group in 1991. In the last 5 years there has been an average of 100 young people participating from all over South Bucks.
The volunteer leaders enable young people to complete their Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold level either with administration or expertise in the fields of hobbies, sport or expedition.