Scouts are our third section, with a core age of 10.5-14 years.
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.
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 and even planning their own camps.
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as a wide range of adventurous activities.
Our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, says that life is about grabbing opportunities!
We agree and above everything else, Scouting is all about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
Our programme is based around the 9 Challenge Badges that Scouts can gain by attending the weekly meetings and the regular weekend activities that we offer:
- Adventure Challenge Award
- Outdoor Challenge Award
- Expedition Challenge Award
- Creative Challenge Award
- Skills Challenge Award
- World Challenge Award
- Teamwork Challenge Award
- Team Leader Challenge Award
- Personal Challenge Award
Sometimes we work towards Activity Badges and Staged Activity Badges during Troop meetings, but Scouts are also encouraged to also work towards these badges in their own time.
Scouts who achieve all the Challenge Badges, along with 6 activity or staged activity badges, will receive the highest award – the Chief Scout’s Gold Award.