Scouts

'Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends.’

The Scout Movement is a global organisation with a membership of over 28 million young people in 216 countries and territories.

Adventure is at the core of Scouting.  Through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that will enrich their lives.  Along the way there is great fun to be had - and badges to earn.  Scouting uses badges to recognise a wide range of interests and skills and, more often than not, the badges reflect the effort a young person has put in - rather than what has been achieved.

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 and we meet on Fridays from 7.15pm to 9.15pm.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.