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 14½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.
When do we meet?
We meet on Fridays.
Under some circumstances, young people can join the Troop as young as 10 if, for example, they have friends joining at the same time time, or are mature enough to move on early from Cubs, (and there is space in the Troop). Such decisions are taken by the Group Scout Leader in consultation with the Scout and Cub leaders.
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. Please refer to the ‘Badges’ link on our web site.
During their time in the Troop, Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like go-carting, rock climbing, pot holing etc.
Scouts also get to go on trips and days out and they will be able to go on adventurous camps and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.
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 traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
Scouts is for boys and girls aged between 11 and 14, who make up the third section of the Scouting family.