Scouts

Ages 10½ - 14

Friday 19:30 - 21:00

Scouts are a go-getting group of young people who master new skills, make new friends, have fun and go on adventures.

We are outside camping in all weathers and seasons with the Scouts cooking their meals over open fires. When we are inside we are developing skills such as navigation to use when we venture out.

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Badges and Awards

The Scouts work towards various activity and challenge badges, which contribute to their Chief Scout Gold Award. There are badges for a huge range of activities including snow sports, archery, athletics, creativity, cooking and even computer coding!

More information on awards

Uniform

Once your child has been to a few meetings and has learned about Scouts, they will be invested into the Troop. This is when they will need their own teal green Scout Shirt which can be bought online from the Scout Store. During the investiture ceremony your child will be presented with their green necker (scarf) and the core badges. The badges should be placed as per the diagram above.

Buy online from The Scout Store

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:

Promise Explained

Moving up to Explorers

At the age of 14, our Scouts move onto our partner Explorer Scout Unit, SMESU (South Morningside Explorer Scout Unit). The Explorer Scout Unit takes former Scouts aged 14 to 18 from our Scout group and from the nearby Fairmilehead (114th) Scout Group. Traditionally, our Scouts move up to Explorers in the August nearest their 14th birthday.

SMESU is an active unit with a busy programme of activities and camps, usually meeting on Monday evenings, 19:30 - 21:00 at Fairmilehead Church.

In the run up to your last night at Scouts, your Scout leader will talk to your new Explorer leader – who you may have already met during joint activities. Together, they’ll make the move as easy as possible for you.

Contact the SMESU leaders directly: smesumail@gmail.com