Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 400,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting.
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.
A group of Scouts is called a Troop, and each Troop can be split up into smaller groups called Patrols.
Scouts have a Promise, Law and Motto:
The Scout Promise
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
The Scout Law
1. A Scout is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal.
3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto
Note: Scouting is available to people of all faiths as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith thus alternative promise versions are available.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their balanced programme.
Being 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.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
Scouts meet on a Friday for 2 hours. Contact us for further information.