The Moulton Adventure Group is a non-profit making, voluntary, uniformed youth organisation, based in the village of Moulton in Cheshire.
We cater for both sexes within the age ranges of 8 – 18 year olds. There are three sections the Eagles (8 – 11), the Adventure Unit (11 – 14) and the D.o.E section (14-18).
Our capacity is around 24 people per section.
The Moulton Adventure Group is a voluntary youth organisation for boys and girls based in the village of Moulton, Northwich. Members are drawn from the local community and from the surrounding area. It has a constitution, audited accounts and is a registered charity. (Registered Charity No. 510-065).
The Group was formed in October 1969 by Geoff Crompton and Les Burgess and was originally based on the best aspects of the Boys Brigade, the Scouts etc. To this day, the aims and objectives of the Group remain largely unchanged, although more recently the content has evolved to encompass the needs of young people in this present age, without losing the original emphasis on “adventure”.
The Autumn/Winter session commences in early September and during this time the Group is generally limited to indoor activities, including some merit awards (some members of the DofE group are progressing through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme), drill, first aid, safety and physical education. This session concludes at the end of March with our Annual Display and Inspection. All parents are invited and the occasion is usually officiated by a local dignitary.
The Group becomes more involved in outdoor pursuits in the Spring/Summer session, including kayaking , climbing and walking, giving members the opportunity to put into practice the skills developed during the Autumn/Winter session. During this session we hold our Annual Camp, a week in the outdoors with the emphasis very much on team work, coupled with self-reliance.
The Moulton Adventure Group possesses its own Headquarters in School Lane, Moulton. This building houses the range of equipment necessary for the Group to carry outs its activities, including tents, kayaks, canoes etc., that have been accumulated either new or second hand, during its 40+ years history.
To raise funds and its profile in the local community, the Group regularly conducts sponsored activities and, so far, has aided the NSPCC, the local Church and the village of Moulton, the latter by conducting sponsored litter tidies in the village.
Aims and Objectives
THE OBJECT OF THE GROUP
The object of The Moulton Adventure Group is to serve the community and to foster a spirit of adventure in young people.
THE GROUP PROMISE
‘I promise to do my best, to serve my God and my fellow man, to honour my Queen and country and to live a clean, active and worthwhile life’.
THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP
The purpose of the Group is to give each member the opportunity to:-
- be challenged by new adventures and experiences and to achieve a sense of pride in their achievements.
- develop self-respect, self-confidence and self-awareness.
- develop personal values to give their life meaning and direction.
- think for themselves and make their own decisions.
- make friends and have fun.
- develop a sense of tolerance, justice, kindness and honour.
- learn teamwork, working with and for others.
- appreciate the environment and how to live in it.
- understand about the world, its people and cultures.
THE MOULTON ADVENTURE GROUP LAW
The Moulton Adventure Group also has its own personal code of conduct known as the Moulton Adventure Group Law. Upon joining each new member of the Group is asked to abide by these few simple rules.
A member of The Moulton Adventure Group…
- is honest, reliable and can be trusted.
- is polite and considerate.
- has self-respect and respect for others.
- is a good friend to all other members of the Group.
- faces challenge and learns from his/her experience.
- is helpful and uses his/her time wisely.
- takes care of all living things and the environment.
- is careful of possessions and property.
- is punctual and smart.
OFFICERS OF THE GROUP
These are all unpaid, voluntary members of the public. At present, the ratio of children to adults is approximately 5 : 1.
The Moulton Adventure Group has a number qualified first aiders and most members of staff have completed courses on child welfare/supervision and health education. On the activity front, we have many years of experience in running the activities we offer, some of our staff hold professional qualifications in mountaineering, rock climbing and canoeing.
There is a small subscription per evening attended, with reductions where there are more than one member attending from each family.
There are additional costs for uniforms and for nights out, for example ice skating. Summer Camp generally run at cost (which is considerably cheaper than school trips), which includes food, activities, transport and insurance.
The Moulton Adventure Group is divided into three sections:-
The Eagles meet on Thursday evenings from 7.00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Eagle section caters for young people between 8 and 11 years of age. It is a mixed sex group with the focus very much on smartness, punctuality, public service, agility, self-awareness and, of course, adventure. The Eagles activities include a little drill, merit awards (first aid, safety etc.) and a variety of games.
THE ADVENTURE UNIT
The Adventure Unit meets on Monday evenings from 7.30 p.m. until 9.15 p.m. The Adventure Unit encompasses 11 to 14 year olds and has been divided into manageable age groups working towards certificates of competence. Although the regime and the uniform etc. is more relaxed for this section, the objectives are very much the same as the others but with a stronger emphasis on the undertaking of more adventurous activities. Activities include climbing, abseiling, canoeing, walking, swimming, orienteering, debating, quiz nights, music, drama, board games, physical training etc. Trips out include ice skating, go-carting, bowling etc.
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD GROUP
The Adventure Unit meets on Monday evenings from 7.30 p.m. until 9.15 p.m. The DofE section encompasses ages 14 to 18 years.. Its main aim is to provide the facilities and motivation for young people to progress through the nationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s award. In -between working towards their DofE the young people will join in the activities offered to the Adventure Unit.
Those members who are 18+ and who show an aptitude for voluntary youth work are offered the chance to become staff officers in the group. This is how many of the current Group staff became staff officers
Further information can be obtained by email, please click the contact link below.