Who and what are Scouts?
Scouts is the third section of the Scout Group following on from Cub Scouts. They are young people aged between ten and half and fourteen years old. They will get the opportunity to master new skills and try new things, find out more about the world and encourages them to know their own abilities. They will work towards badges including the top award – the Chief Scout Gold Award.
What is the best thing about Scouts?
In Scouts we encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team and participating fully in adventures and activities. As well as regular weekly meetings, Scouts also enjoy activity days and weekend camps. Scouts will have the opportunity to:
- Develop leadership skills
- Help people in their local community
- Explore the outdoors
- Experience the culture of other countries
- Develop skills to keep themselves and others safe
- Try adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to surfing
- Learn survival skills
- Spend nights away – the summer camps are often the highlight of the year.
What is a Scout Troop?
Scouts normally meet weekly for around one a half hours to two hours in a Troop. Troops usually have an opening and closing ceremony. After a few weeks of attending Troop meetings and learning about Scouts, a young person will be invited to be invested where they will receive their Group necker and badges relating to Scouting, County, District and Group. Within their Troop, Scouts are also part of a Patrol. A Patrol is a smaller unit of Scouts, headed up by a Patrol Leader (PL) and an Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). PLs and APLs are Scouts who are chosen to take on leadership responsibilities, such as welcoming new people to the Troop or leading their Patrol in activities competitions and on camps.
Activities with other Troops
Bob is the Assistant District Commissioners for Scouts. He is responsible for ensuring that all young people in Scouts enjoy and participate in activities and leave after 4 years with #SkillsForLife.
Sometime Scouts get together with 2 or 3 other Troops or with all of the other Scouts in Lowry. This enables a wider range of activities and gives the opportunity for Scouts to meet new friends, work with Scouts whom they have not met before and take part in competitions.
District activities have included camps, cooking and camping competitions, visits and activity days. We also take part in events such as St George’s Day celebrations and Remembrance Sunday Parades with all the other sections in the Scouting family from around the District.
How can I join Scouts?
To register your interest in a place within Scouts, please click here.