The Scout Section is for boys and girls aged between 10½ and 14 years. They are young people who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in ways that are both educational and fun.
Scouts meet as a Troop under the guidance of trained adult leaders. Each Troop consists of Patrols; units of six to eight Scouts. The patrol system gives Scouts the chance to show responsibility and initiative.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges, Awards and Activity Badges.
Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes
Being outdoors is important and half the programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, pioneering, canoeing, survival and cooking as well as a wide range of activities. The list is endless!!