Scouts

Our Scout Troop

Scouts rafting Scouts climbing

 Who We Are

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14 1/2 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

Scouts then join a District-managed Explorer Scout Unit and, when they are 18, the Scout Network.

We normally have around 30 Scouts who are supervised by Leaders and Troop Assistants. The Troop is organised into 'patrols'.

Our Scouts can be recognised by their green shirt, dark red necker and long, dark blue activity trousers.

What We Do

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges, Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival, pioneering, navigation and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking and expeditions.

The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. They may gain the chance to attend a World Scout Jamboree abroad.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Our Badges

As a Scout, you can earn, subject to the agreement of the Troop Leaders

  • 3 Core Badges
  • 9 Challenge Awards
  • 61 Activity Badges
  • 14 Staged-Activity Badges - as you become more proficient / experienced in these activities, the award is progressively upgraded
  • the Chief Scout's Gold Award - the highest award

These are in addition to

  • District, County badges and Group nametape which are awarded when you are invested into the Troop

As a Troop we encourage everyone to gain the Chief Scout's Gold Award

Full details of the requirements of each badge can be obtained from the Scout website - Press here to access for more details and to find out where to place the badges on the Cub uniform.

The Scout Promise, Law and Motto

The Scout Promise

As a member of the Scout Movement, when you join the Scouts, you make the Scout Promise :

On My Honour,
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law

We all regularly renew this promise, especially when new members join and at the annual District St. George's Day service.

The Scout Law

  • A Scout is to be trusted.
  • A Scout is loyal.
  • A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  • A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  • A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  • A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  • A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared