The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. There is flexibility in the age range, young people can join from the age of 10, and can move to Explorers between the age of 13½ and 14½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.
The Scout section meet Friday evenings during normal school term time at 19:00hrs till 21:00hrs.
A 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.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
The Scout Law
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto
Scouts may wear a blue shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a black group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt. Air Scouts are also required to wear a beret at official ceremony's.
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