Scouts

 

 

Meeting Night: Friday – 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Scout Leader: Mr Andrew Edwards

Motto: “Be Prepared”

We are a thriving Scout Troop for both male and female’s aged between the 10 and 14 Years old; the troop has an average membership of 40 male and female members who attend regularly; We meet on Friday evenings all year round. We also have many activities that run on weekends throughout the year.

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 work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.

The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs

There are also Nine “Challenge” Awards Available for Scouts to obtain and they are:

Adventure Challenge Award

Creative Challenge Award

Expedition Challenge Award

Outdoor Challenge Award

Personal Challenge Award

Skills Challenge Award

Teamwork Challenge Award

Team Leader Challenge Award

World Challenge Award

At our weekly meetings the Scouts work towards achieving there “Challenge” awards; when they have the main 8 Challenge awards they are then awarded the Chief Scouts Gold Award; this is the highest award a Scout can earn during there time in the troop. The Scouts can also earn many other activity badges; at the moment there are 60 of these and 12 staged activity badges to obtain during there time in Scouts.

Each year we try to run at least 3 troop camps (2 Weekends and 1 Week Summer Camp) where Scouts can learn more traditional scouting skills or put into practice what they have learnt throughout the year. The camps are always quite popular amongst the Scouts so it is always advisable to put your name down as soon as they are advertised.