Scouts is for young people, aged between 10½ and 14 years.
Our meeting times are:
Friday 19:30 to 21:45,
We are an energetic and adventurous scout troup. We hold weekend camps in the spring-summer, and our main camp usually falls in the first week of school summer holidays. In 2011 we camped in Cornwall and the year before we were in the lake district, and in 2009 we were in Jersey.In 2012 to celebrate our 75th anniversary we spent 10 days in kandersteg, Switzerland. In 2013 we stayed at Campdowne, a jamboree in Kent for 10 days. In summer 2015 we visited Wales for an adrenalin fuelled camp, and summer 2016 we revisited Cornwall.
You can see an example of our current quarterly programme below.
The Troop And The Patrols
In our troop there are four patrols, Merlins,Eagles,Kestrels and Hawks .Each patrol consists of a patrol leader and also an assistant patrol leader.
We currently have 24 Scouts led by 4 leaders/ 2 sectional assistants/3 Young Leaders.
Our current programme
Scout Promise And The Scout Law.
The Scout Promise
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
- 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.
There is a range of badges and awards available to a Scout.
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing challenges, but also to try new things, form new interests and develop useful skills.
Gaining a challenge badge involves completing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, including hiking,fitness and outdoor activity’s.
Chief Scout Gold
This badge is the highest award available in the Scout Section. It is gained by completing:
The World Challenge Award, Skills Challenge Award, Creative Challenge Award, Outdoors Challenge Award, Adventure Challenge Award, Expedition Challenge Award, Teamwork Challenge Award, Team Leader Challenge Award, Personal Challenge Award
If a Scout has not quite completed the requirements for the top award before they move on to the Explorer Scout Unit, they may complete it in their early weeks in the Explorer Scout Unit.
Badge Placement Guide
Once a scout is 14 ½ they are too old for the scout troop and they will have to move onto explorers.
Last updated on 11th March 2017