Scouts

Programme

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. 

The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.  Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

Badges

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Scout Section.

Activity badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

Staged Activity Badges

These badge can be earned throughout their time in Scouting across each section and show an increasing level of attainment in each category

Challenge awards

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Activity packs

Some activity badges are sponsored by outside companies, and these companies often provide extra exciting resource packs to help Scouts towards gaining their badges.
Recognising achievement

Partnership Awards

These awards encourage the cub to link up with another Section within our own Scout Group, a Section in another group, or another youth group or organisation, to work together on a project that will help other people.

Badge Resources

There is also a smart phone app called My Badges for iPhone / iPad click here forAndroid based devices click here

The positioning  of the badges on the scout uniform can be seen by following this link
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David Alexander,
28 Sep 2013, 11:56