Scouts (10.5-14)

This is the section for both boys and girls between 10 1/ 2 and 14 years of age who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in way that are educational and fun.

It is ideal for those that want a break from an after school routine of homework, games and TV

With the emphasis on adventurous activities, action and involvement scouts means more than just camping. Hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, abseiling, first aid, motor mechanics, electronics and photography are just some of the activities they undertake.

Their uniform of activity trousers and teal green shirt reflects their adventurous lifestyle.

Each scout troop consists of small groups of 6/8 young people (usually called patrols) one of whom is the patrol leader. The patrol leader shares responsibility with the adults in the section to maintain standards and training within the troop. All scouts are encouraged to take part in the decision making process and regular forums allow them to help in planning troop activities.

Outdoor activity feature prominently in the scout troop with many activities being in preparation for future camps – held in both summer and winter – such as map reading, compass work and camping skills.

Badge work is also completed during the time that young people spend in the troop from which they learn self-reliance and self- discipline.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls