Beavers Cubs Scouts

Scouts

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.

Activities

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.

Balanced Programme

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.

Being a Scout helps children develop into young adults capable of taking responsibility for themselves.

The Chief Scout Gold award awaits only the best of Scouts and there are some tough Challenge badges that needed to be completed before they attain it.

Scout Promise and Law

The Scout Promise is:
“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.

The Scout leaders are Gianni Taylor and Sharron Fisher, and Scouts meet on Thursdays between 19:30 & 21:00