Scouts (Ages 10-14)

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Scouts (Ages 10-14)

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in scouting.

Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme.  Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who  wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges, Awards and Activity Badges.

Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own

abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative

talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and

personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

Structure

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. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life. 

When and where

The Scout Troop meet every Friday 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Manby Scout Hut. There are also a number of weekend activities.