Scouts is the third section in the Scout Group for those aged between 10½ and 14.
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. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme 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, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
They meet every week during term time, except the first week back after a holiday, at the Church Hall in the centre of the village.
A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.
During their first few weeks new Scouts will learn about being a Scout and work towards their Membership award.
When they are ready they will make their Scout Promise and become a member of the Troop.
When Scouts approach 14 they can, if they wish, start the process of moving on to Explorers.
This involves them attending both Scouts and Explorers for a few weeks where they find out more about Explorers before they officially move up to the Explorer section.
Currently we have no waiting list to join the Troop.
Should spaces become limited, priority will be given to Cubs moving up from our Cub Pack.