Introduction to Scouts

'Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends.’

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 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

Troop Information

In addition to regular weekly meetings where we play games, make things, learn new skills and work towards badges there are plenty of extra optional events throughout the year including camps, outings and competitions. Camping is a highlight of being a Scout and we aim to offer at least 10 residential ‘nights away’ each year either over weekends or during school holidays. We offer a week long summer camp each year and a number of additional weekend camps including a winter camp in January!

The Scout Troop is run by a team of volunteers. The Troop has 1 Scout Leader (Jane), 2 Assistant Scout Leaders (Phil and Laurence) and 2 Sectional Assistants (Rebecca and Vittoria). We also have a few Young Leaders (aged 14 to 18) who help regularly. There are around 40 Scouts in the Troop and the Scouts are organised into four ‘teams’ called Patrols, led by a Patrol Leader.


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.