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Joining

Scouts are usually aged between 10 and 14 years old, although the ages that they move between sections can vary.

Scouts join our troop either by moving up from cubs, or as new members to the group. We currently have spaces for new Scouts and the best way to enquire is via the contact page.

Structure

A group of Scouts is called a Troop, and each Troop can be split up into smaller groups usually 6-8 Scouts called Patrols. Each Patrol has a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader, who are often the oldest or most trustworthy Scouts. Our Troop has a number of Adult Leaders and Young Leaders too.

Scouts have a Scout Law, Promise and Motto. We are very proud to be a uniformed organisation and all our Scouts wear full uniform at the flag break ceremonies every Friday night, as well as when possible during the meeting, Church Parades and Camps.

Scout badges and awards

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Scout Section. In our troop, Scouts are encouraged to carry out their own badge work alongside our Friday night programme with the help of our Leaders. The aim of this is to encourage Scouts to take initiative on what they want to achieve.

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests. These activities span a wide range from Aeronautics to World Faiths.

Challenge badges

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoors-y to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Whilst at Scouts one of the highest accomplishments you can have is the chief Scout Gold Award. To achieve this you need to earn all of the challenge badge which a number of our scouts are in the process of doing.

Core badges

In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.

More information about scout badge can be found in the links in our Helpful Links section.

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