Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10 ½ to 14 who:
  • Master new skills and try new things
  • Have fun and go on adventures
  • Make friends
  • Are curious about the world around them
  • Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond

Every week, they gather in groups called Scout Troops who take on more action and adventure, mastering the skills that will help you weather the storms of life! Scout Troops consist of Patrols, with further opportunity for peer leadership, in the roles of Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader.

As a Scout, you’ll build bridges and break down barriers, in some cases literally! You’ll be taking on more responsibility for yourself, while also lending a hand to your fellow Scouts. Chances are, you’ll work as a team to cook breakfast on camp, for you and your Leaders too. Your programme is your own, devised through Patrol Forums and your growing levels of influence. One thing we do know, is that Scouts are pretty resilient – you’ll wipe off the mud (ok, maybe not!) and have another go, until you achieve your goal!

We want our Young Members to enjoy Scouts, so there’s no expectation of you making your promise on day 1, but this is an important milestone in your Scouting journey. We welcome prospective members to attend our meetings for a few weeks until they’re sure that being a Scout is definitely for them. Once you’re convinced, you’ll make your promise at your investiture and your parents/guardians will take (yet another) photo which is sure to resurface on your 18th birthday!

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls