The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. We only move young people on at the session start (late August) or at the mid point (after Christmas) and this means a young person can, in effect, come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, after Beavers and Cubs – with Explorers available at the next section change.
Scout meetings are on a Friday night (between 7:15pm to 9:30pm) and are usually held in the Scout Hall. Full uniform should be worn but some older clothes should be brought for changing into to allow the playing of games / activities etc.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges.
We are a particularly active Troop and our young people will be given every opportunity to learn new skills and to earn recognition by way of Scout awards and badges.
Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes. Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to canoeing.
The philosophy underpinning the Programme is that every Scout should participate in a Balanced Programme over a period of time. We offer to young people in the Scout section a range of activities, events and experiences built around six Programme Zones. These are:
- Beliefs and attitudes
- Fit for life
- Creative expression
- Outdoor and adventure
Scout Code of Conduct
- We will not tolerate bullying in any form.
- We will show respect to ourselves, other people and their property.
- We will respect Scouting’s traditions.
- We will have fun.
- We will follow the rules of games and activities.
- We will listen to our Leaders and expect to be listened to.