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.
Young people join Scouts when they are 10 1/2 years old and are expected to move on to Explorers when they are around 14 years old. Most of the activities form part of a badge requirement. This can be a challenge badge which forms part of our Balanced Program or an Activity Badge which is of interest to the young Scouts. Activity badges can also be earned through independent work outside of Scouts or through other hobbies (eg swimming). During the 3 1/2 years that they in Scouts they are given the opportunity to complete the Challenge Badges and be awarded the Chief Scouts Gold Award.
We do a wide range of activities at Scouts including hiking, knots, outdoor skills (eg how to safely use axes) and camps. We also take part in district and county competitions which offer a different challenge to our young people.
The Scout Troop is headed by Donna Leighton who is supported by Jackie, Dawn, Paul, Nick and Reece
Please see the below image which shows where the many badges and awards that a Scout can gain are positioned on the uniform