Scouts is the last section in the group before young people go onto even bigger things at Explorers which is run by the district. Our Troop can consist of up to 25 young people and is split into three patrols; the Wolves, Loins and Cobras. The
troop operates quite differently from the Beaver Colonies and Cub Packs as the
Scouts themselves take on more responsibility. However, it still needs a lot of
adult support as activities are much more varied and adventurous.
The Scout Troop aims to provide a range of activities which challenge young people and help them to develop a range of skills, which can include the following: management of a team, teamwork, planning, organise, leadership, show initiative and take responsibility. It also seeks to teach life skills such as cooking, navigation and generally how to look after themselves.
Our aim is to provide a balanced programme of activities during your child’s time as a Scout. There are six Programme Zones in the Scout Section. They are:
Beliefs and Attitudes
Fit for Life
Outdoor and Adventure
This means that your child will be given the opportunity to take part in:
Design and creativity
Visits and visitors
Technology and new skills
Activities with others
Prayer, worship and reflection.
This all sounds really boring so we aim to appeal to a young person’s desires for fun and adventure, this often means we come up with some creative programme ideas (sometimes downright weird) to engage their imagination and keep them coming back each week
At the end of the day Scouting teaches what is not learnt at home or at school and helps to build a young person.
So what do our Scouts think of Scouts?
It all looks a bit random this word cloud business! The Scouts did an A-Z of words that came to mind when they thought of Scouting and then we made this! Basically the bigger the word the more poplar it was.