Outdoor activities feature prominently within the Scout section, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.
How it all works
Scouts are aged between ten and a half and fourteen. A group of Scouts is called a Troop, each Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader.
The Promise and Law
When being invested into the Troop the Scout will make the Scout promise. However Scouting is open to people of all faiths as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith, therefore there are different variations of the promise which can be taken to ensure that members feel able to keep to the promise they make.
The core promise for Scouts is:
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.
For alternative variations of the promise please see our Promise page.
- 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.