Our scout troop meets on a Friday night between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm at St Fillan's Church, Buckstone Drive. The emphasis with scouts is about developing the young people through adventure and learning by doing. Scouts is open to children aged 10.5 - 14 years old. Priority is given to cubs progressing to scouts, though places may become available and they will be allocated to our waiting list.
Badges and Awards
The scouts work towards various activity and challenge badges, which contribute to their Cheif Scout Gold Award.
There are badges for a huge range of activities including snow sports, archery, athletics, creativity, cooking and even computer coding!
What We Offer
Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK. We believe in helping our Members fulfill their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life long friends.
For the Scouts, we really push the adventurous activities. We are outside camping in all weathers and seasons. Once a year our scouts camp independently, cooking their meals over open fires and competing in skills based challenges against other troops from our district. When we are inside we are developing skills such as navigation to use when we venture out.
The scout uniform and belt can be bought from the scout associations website, or from the Guide shop on Coates Crescent (as shown on the map). Once your child has been to four Scout meetings and has learned about what is to be expected at Scouts, they will be invested, during which they will be presented with the green neaker and the core badges. The badges should be placed as per the diagram above.
You will also have the option of ordering one of our hoodies, which are useful when we venture out of the church hall.
Scout Promise, Law and Motto
Scouting is a values based organisation open to people of all religions, and those of no religion. The UK Association have published a handy guide to help you understand the purpose of the Scout Promise, Law and Motto: