The Scout Troop is the third section in the Group and follow on from Cubs. Scouts are boys and girls aged between 10 ½ to 14. Scouts provides and develops countless skills, encouraging young people to work together in a team, improving leadership skills, building confidence and encourages them to explore their beliefs and attitudes while learning about others. Our Scouts regularly hike and camp and have recently enjoyed a fantastic variety of adventurous activities such as gliding, climbing, Airkix, canoeing.
A Scout Troop is usually split into Patrols with a Patrol Leader who is in charge.
Friday 19:00 – 21:00
Scout Leader – Andrew Butcher
Assistant Scout Leaders -
Scouts wear navy activity trousers or skirt, a teal green shirt or blouse with a Group scarf (often called a Necker), a coloured woggle and a Scout belt. The Group scarf and woggle are given to the Scout at their investiture.
There are over 70 badges that Scouts work towards during their time in the Troop. These are split into four groups, Core Badges, Activity Badges, Challenge Badges and Staged Badges
The majority of badges are Activity Badges. These badges enable to Scouts to demonstrate what they already know as well as try new things and develop an understanding of something new. The Challenge Badges involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community and take a lot longer than the Activity Badges to complete. They cover a wide range of themes, exposing the Scouts to both physical and outdoorsy challenges to dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.
The highest award in Scouts is the Chief Scout Gold Award. This is awarded when a Scout completes all 9 Challenge Badges and at least 6 Activity or Staged Badges.