Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a patrol and is usually led by a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, pioneering, paint balling and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.
We are an energetic and adventurous scout troop. We hold weekend camps in the spring-summer, and our main camp usually falls in the first week of school summer holidays. In 2012 to celebrate our 75th anniversary we spent 10 days in Kandersteg, Switzerland. We also travelled to Dublin in 2018 and last summer we visited Derbyshire, and this summer we will be visiting Guernsey scout campsite.
Our Meeting Time
Fridays 19:30 – 21:30
Ten and a half – Fourteen and a half years old
We currently have space in our Scout section, but this is limited, so don’t delay, email TODAY
Scouts is £4 per session and is to be paid online using our secure system.
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
Staged Activity Badges
Staged Activity Badges are available to young people from Beavers to Explorers, and cover a range of topics and skills. The stages have increasing levels of difficulty, and a scout can begin at whichever stage offers them an appropriate level of challenge or can continue them from Beavers or Cubs.
Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.
In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.