What is it all about?

Scouts aim 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.

Activities for Scouts

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their program 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

Badges

There are a range of badges and challenge awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. From Astronomer to Scientist our activity badges get them, exploring the world around them, taking responsibility, learning new skills and working in teams.  Whatever their interest there is sure to be a badge to capture their imagination.

Further information about badges and awards for the Scout section can be found here.

Meetings

The Scout Section is run by our amazing volunteers offering the fun and adventure of Scouting in a safe and friendly environment. Most Scout Troops meet for around 2 hours once per week.

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