Scouts (10½ – 14yrs)
Who are Scout?
Scouts are adventurous young people that enjoy a challenge aged between 10½ and 14 who:
- Master new skills and try new things
- Make new friends
- Have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad
- Explore the community and world around them
- Help other and make a difference in the environment, communities and beyond.
- And joining the world wide family of Scouts.
What do Scouts get up to ?
Listening in and lending a hand
Scouts seek out the answers to bigger questions, and to the smaller questions that does not seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more than they say no, whether they want to take part in their first ever camp away from home, to writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows.
Discovering the world
Being a scout means that you can explore the world. Scouts get to camp all over the country and around the world also. Seeing what scouting is like outside of the uk and making friends where they go. And getting to do it all on their own terms. Making the most of what you have, who your with, and where you are.
Along making new friends you pick up new skills and master what you learn. Preparing you for home and school life. And as a scout, with the help of your adult volunteers, you can achieve anything that you put your mind to.
Starting Small, Thinking Big
Scouts start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstep, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up.
In a society that can often fell increasingly isolated and inward facing, Scouts build bridges and break down barriers.
Throughout history, they’ve played all sorts of useful roles in society and this legacy continues today.
Scouts also get an opportunity to work towards and receive their chief scout gold award which is the highest award a scout can receive in this section.
Who Leads Scouts ?
Each Scout Troop is made up of young people aged 10½ to 14. Led by trained adult volunteers who are on hand to share their skills and keep everyone safe. Traditionally Scouts leaders were nicknamed ‘Skip’ – an abbreviation of Skipper, which is a name given to the ship’s captain. Some troops still keep this tradition but it is more common for scouts leaders to use their real names.
Within a Troop, Scouts are broken down into groups also known a Patrol. Beavers have lodges, cubs have sixes and scouts have patrols. They work as a team and help grow each other. The oldest scouts then become the patrol leaders, to help teach them the responsibilties of being a leader of a team. Again helping to add to the range of skills they gain whilst being a scout.