6pm – 7:30pm
Ashley Horsley (Group Scout Leader)
Craig Judson (Assistant Group Scout Leader)
A life of eye-opening adventure!
Introduction to 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.
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. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. .
After a few weeks of attending Scouts, your child will be ‘invested’. This is when they promise to do their best and help others. Scouting opens the eyes of young people to a world of extraordinary possibilities. Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. In their Troops, Scouts make friends with like-minded young people from all walks of life.Together, they will earn badges and awards by taking part in both indoor and outdoor activities.
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.
Earn badges, get active, rise to the challenge, achieve awards and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime! Scouts are encouraged to learn by doing, developing skills and knowledge through fun challenges. Our Scout programme is filled with adventurous activities to develop confidence, independence and skills. Scouts are involved with the planning of their activities and are encouraged to take on leadership roles. You can expect your child to get involved in:
- Community impact projects
- water activities
- creative activities
- water activities
- and many, many more…
The Scout Promise
An important part of being a Scout is to make a promise to help Scouts understand and act in line with the values of scouting; integrity, respect, care, belief and cooperation. Each young member and adult makes a promise as part of being invested into scouting. 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.
The Scout Law
- 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.
The Scout Motto
Scouts wear a teal green shirt or blouse with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a woggle. The uniform is available directly from our group at a subsidised rate, thanks to support from local organisations keen on ensuring every young person has the chance to develop and try new adventures. The uniform gives a sense of unity and offers every young person to show off their achievements through badges. Badges go in set positions, click the image below to enlarge it.
We are happy to say that thanks to local support and funding in our area, we are able to offer Beavers at a subsidised rate of £8 a month, or £6 a month for each additional sibling. This rate is only available to those living in our local area. Payments can be made by PayPal, credit or debit card, and cash. Please click on ‘Subs’ above to set up payments.
We don’t want money to ever be an issue to the engagement of young people, therefore if you have any concerns but would still like to get involved with scouting then please speak to one of our leaders.
Skills For Life
Scouts learn skills that are essential to building their character, helping others and developing an awareness of the world around them. Scouting helps young people to develop skills in:
- problem solving
- and responsibility