Scouts

The Scout section is for young people usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. The Scout Troop is the third and final section in the Scout Group.

178Scouts 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 their 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 31 Jul Cooking Competition (3)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 zorbing.

There are also District & County events and competitions held during the year where teams can participate in cooking, night hikes, water activities and camping and can meet Scouts from other Troops.162

We also have 3 camps during the year. An overnight camp in the autumn, 2 nights at the first May Bank holiday weekend and a week at the beginning of the summer break.31 Jul Cooking Competition (12)

The troop have a varied programme designed to test younger scouts and for the older scout to learn how to lead and teach.

The Programme Page will tell you what we are doing this term.

Most Scouts move up from the Cub Pack, although if you are new to Scouting you can still join us. 31 Jul Cooking Competition (10)To check for availability, please go to the ‘Contact Us’ page and fill in the form.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.157