Scouts

Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. Our Scout Troops meet for two hours per week either on a Wednesday or a Friday.

Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.

The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years.

Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Further information about badges and awards for the Scout section can be found here.

The Scout Promise

There are a number of variations of the Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting. These can be found here.

Unless we are requested otherwise, we tend to use this 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.

The Scout Law:

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

Uniform

Scouts may wear a teal green shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a green and black Group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt.

Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased from the Scout shop located in the hut next to ours and open during term time Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm. We also sell second hand uniform for those that request it.

The location for Scout badges on the uniform can be found here.