Our Scout Troop…
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life and our Scout Troop welcomes girls and boys aged 10 ½ to 14; many of whom started as Beavers before moving up to Cubs and then Scouts.
Our Scout troop meetings are usually held once a week during term time on a Friday night and with many additional opportunities to take part in visits, trips, activities, camps, competitions and events locally, nationally and occasionally even internationally with Scouts from around the world.
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 wide and balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, make a positive impact in their local community whilst encouraging them to learn new skills, teamwork, responsibility and leadership skills and the importance of keeping fit, as well as helping to 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 and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
As the girls and boys approach their 14th birthday they are invited to join their local District Explorer Scout section where they can continue their Scouting adventure with 14 – 18 year olds from around the area.
Scout Law & Promise
Scouts make a promise when they join and are expected to do their best to keep to the Scout 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 is:
- 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.