Scouts – 10½-14 yrs



The Scout section has existed since Scouting began in 1907 and is open to young people usually between ten and a half and fourteen years old. A young person can come in to the Troop at ten years old and may stay until they are fourteen and a half years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

Scouts wear a teal green coloured shirt and work within a variety of small groups called Patrols. Each Patrol has a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader who leads the Patrol.

Scouts normally meet once a week for a couple of hours. It is an opportunity for them to catch up with friends, learn new skills and explore issues relevant to their age group. They will also have their chance to say what they want to do!

Scouts have the opportunity to make more and more decisions for themselves about they want to do and want to get out of Scouting. The opportunities will be there for them to take part in a wide range of activities and to gain a variety of skills and knowledge. They will get to learn more about themselves by not only taking responsibility for themselves, but for others as well.

Scout Handbook 2008