Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure, and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts are encouraged to take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community-based work, to planning games and activities for their meetings,
The Scout troop is the third section in the Scout Group, after Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people aged between 10½ and 14½.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival, and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
More information about badges and awards for Scouts can be found here.
Assistant District Commissioner Scouts