Our Scout section encourages young people to take part in a wide range of activities with a focus on participation rather than meeting set standards. For the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges to earn, with our aim being for all Scouts to achieve their Chief Scouts Gold Award.
We follow a Balanced Programme that helps Scouts 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 also important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
The Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader. Above all, Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.