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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 core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.

Click here to find a local Scout troop.

 

 

“Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends”

 

Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative.  It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.

Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.

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.

There is a range of badges and challenge awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Click here to see all of the badges and awards available

 

 

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.

 

 

The Scout Promise

On my honour,

I promise that I will do my best,

To do my duty to God and to the Queen,

To help other people,

And to keep the Scout Law.

 

There are a number of variations of the Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.

 

For Hindus and Buddhists

On my honour,

I promise that I will do my best,

To do my duty to my Dharma and to the Queen,

To help other people,

And to keep the Scout Law.

 

For Muslims

In the name of Allah,

the Most Beneficial and the Most Merciful,

I promise that I will do my best

to do my duty to Allah and to the Queen,

To help other people,

And to keep the Scout Law.

 

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

On my honour,

I promise that I will do my best,

To uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Queen,

To help other people

And to keep the Scout Law.

 

For subjects of independent Commonwealth countries, foreign nationals and individuals who are stateless, the following wording can replace ‘duty to the Queen’

…to do my duty to the country in which I am now living.

 

The Scout Law:

1.    A Scout is to be trusted.

2.    A Scout is loyal.

3.    A Scout is friendly and considerate.

4.    A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.

5.    A Scout has courage in all difficulties.

6.    A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.

7.    A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

 

The Scout Motto:

Be Prepared

 

Uniform

Scouts may wear a teal green shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt. Sea Scouts wear light blue shirts or blouses.

 

 

Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased from our local Scout shop in Durham or the national online Scout Store.