Scouts is the third section of the Scouting movement. Distinguished by their teal green shirts, Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10 ½ to 14
Scouts take part in all sorts of activities including camping, night hiking, cookery, first aid, kayaking, caving, Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and much, much more
Being a Scout helps to develop as an independent, confident individual with a respect for other people and surroundings, and week in and week out, Scouts gather in groups called Scout Troops to conquer the small task of changing the world
Being a Scout is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will help you weather the storms of life, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school - working with trained volunteers to achieve whatever you set your mind to.
Scouts start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up. In a society that can often feel increasingly isolated and inward facing, Scouts build bridges and break barriers. Throughout history, they’ve played all sorts of useful roles in society, and this legacy continues today.
Scouts seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no - whether they’re taking part in their first ever camp away from home, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows. Sound like fun? That’s because it is. All that’s missing is you.