Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and taking part in all the adventure and opportunities Scouting provides.
Scouts meet as a Troop under the guidance of trained adult Leaders. Each Troop consists of several Patrols - small units of six to eight Scouts, one of whom is the Patrol Leader who shares with the adult Leader the responsibility for maintaining the standards and training of their Patrol. The Patrol system gives Scouts the chance to show responsibility and initiative.
The Scout programme helps young people find out more about the world, encourages them to know their own abilities, understand the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop creativity.
Scout activities are about action and involvement and can include camping, hiking, rock climbing, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, abseiling, karting, motor mechanics, electronics, photography - the list is endless!
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
The Scout Law:
- A Scout is to be trusted.
- A Scout is loyal.
- A Scout is friendly and considerate.
- A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
- A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
- A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
- A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
Position of badges (click for larger image):