Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½
and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10
and may stay until they are 14½ years old. The Scout
Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers
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, and for the Scout who wants
to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number
of Challenges awards and activity badges.
take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find
out 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.
outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over
to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping,
survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous
activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and
many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section.
In 2007, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the
World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate
in international camps and experiences both on home soil and
abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.
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.
is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating
fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
more information about the Scout Section and its activities
contact our District Scout Leader - Beverly Leggett