Scouts are boys and girls aged between 10 1/2 and 14, and they make up the third section of the Scout Group. The Scout Troop is split into smaller groups called Patrols, each one has a Patrol Leader and a Assistant Patrol Leader but to become one of those you have to earn the chance by trying your best. Our Patrols are Lion, Cobra, Stag and Eagle. We normally have between 25 - 30 Scouts in our Troop.
There are loads of exciting things that you can do as a Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of different activities like indoor surfing, zorbing, archery, kayaking and even going on trips abroad. If you do them well you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform. Even if you don't know any of the others when you start you'll soon have lots of new friends.
We often join up with our Beaver Colony or Cub Pack (or both!), and with Scouts from across the country, for more scouting fun and to help the local community.
Full details for the uniform, and links to on-line ordering sites and local suppliers, can be found here.
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- Dorset 2018 - Day 3 (Brownsea Island) 11/9/2018
- Dorset 2018 - Day 2 (Stand up Paddleboarding and Coasterring) 11/9/2018
- Dorset 2018 - Day 1 11/9/2018
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Wondering whether to join/move up to Scouts or not? One of our Scouts explains why you should...
Moving up to Scouts
I was very excited about the thought of moving up to Scouts but I was also a bit nervous because I knew some people but I wasn’t sure if they knew me, or if I would get on with everybody, or if they would take me in as part of Scouts.
While I was still a Cub I visited Louise’s house and she told me what sorts of things they do in Scouts and everyone’s names and that they were all really nice, friendly people. I thought that some of the things that she told me were very interesting and that you may only ever get to do them in Scouts. I really liked the sound of the incident hikes where you are dropped in the middle of nowhere in your group and you have to try and find your way back.
I was then invited to two Scout meetings but I could only make one. I felt pretty nervous before I went in, but I really enjoyed it and everyone was really nice to me.
After Christmas I properly went in to being a Scout and joined in every week. As a SCub (an uninvested Scout who has moved up from Cubs) you take turns in every single patrol to see who you work best with.
So far some of my favourite weeks have been the Pizza Shop Challenge around Fenstanton, chocolate cookery at Swavesey Village College and making a bird box at Copley. But the very best part of Scouts so far has been the camp. We did so many fun activities, we cooked our own breakfast, the food was delicious, our evening activities were brilliant (and I won the first one J) and everyone got on very well. We all had a brilliant time. On the last day we did a hike in our Patrols and I was with the Lion Patrol. We had some brilliant map readers in our Patrol so we did the route backwards to make sure every single group was going the right way. We had to direct two patrols to the right way.
At Scouts you do a lot more things out and about which are more challenging than the things you do in Cubs. You get to experience a lot of different things you may never have done before and you are given more independence to find your own way and do things for yourself without an adult.
Scouts is really fun and I strongly recommend that every single Cub should go and do it. I can’t wait to be invested and become a proper Scout.
By George A