10½ to 14 years

Life as a Scout is an eye-opening adventure.

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The Scout section is the third section in the Scout Group, following Beavers and Cubs, for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years old. Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader.

In their Troops, Scouts make friends with like-minded young people from all walks of life.Together, they will earn badges and awards by taking part in both indoor and outdoor activities.

When Scouts join they are ‘invested’ – making a promise to do their best and help others.

Earn badges, achieve awards and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime!

Scouts are encouraged to learn by doing, so our Scout Programme is filled with adventurous activities to develop their confidence, independence and skill set.

With their Scout Leader, Scouts will plan a variety activities. You can expect Scouts to get involved in activities such as:

  • community impact projects
  • creative activities
  • backwoods cooking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • sports
  • and water activities.

Skills for life.

Scouts learn skills that are essential to building their character, helping others and developing an awareness of the world around them. Scouting helps young people to develop:

  • the ability to work effectively in a team
  • leadership skills
  • problem solving skills
  • communication skills
  • and a sense of responsibility.

Peace of mind

To ensure your child is safe, Leaders adhere to our anti-bullying, equal opportunities, safety and child protection policies.

Scouts take part in activities and learn new skills under the supervision of adult volunteers. They work effectively and safely with young people to deliver the Scout Programme and have access to training to support them in their role.