Core Age: 10.5 – 14yrs
Sex: Boys and Girls
Highest Award: Chief Scouts Gold award
The Scout section is for young people usually aged between ten and a half and fourteen years. A young person can join the Troop at Ten and may stay until they are fifteen years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final section in the Scout Group.
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 and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges, Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts 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 keep fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.
Being outdoors is important and half the programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
If you would like to join Scouts, click here to locate your nearest Group.