Scouts are young people aged 10 1/2 to 14 years old. the Scout troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group. the Scout section follows on from the Cub Pack. Scouts move onto an Explorer Scout Section at the age of 14.
Scouts meet on a Friday evening between 19:30 - 21:30
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. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out more 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.
The Scout Promise
All Scouts undertake the Scout Promise and are expected to observe the Scout Law. The Scout promise is:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to God and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law
Scouting is available to people of all faiths, as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith. Similarly, those of other nationalities, who may owe allegiance to their own country. To meet these circumstances, there are different variations of the Scout Promise.
The Scout Law
The Scout Law:
- A Scout is to be trusted
- A Scout is loyal
- A Scout is friendly and considerate
- A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts
- A Scout has courage in all difficulties
- A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property
- A Scout has self respect and respect for others
The Scout Motto
The Scouts share the general Scout motto of BE PREPARED!
The Scout uniform consists of a long sleeved shirt of a blue-green colour and group scarf. The shirt is available from https://shop.scouts.org.uk and the scarf will be provided by the Group on joining - further details will be provided by the Scout leader.