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About Scouts

You can join Scouts as soon as you are ten years old, although most young people start at around ten and a half. You can stay at Scouts until you are fourteen at which time you are old enough to start linking with Explorer Scouts.
'Merlin' scout troop meets on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm until 9:15pm.
'Blackhawk' scout troop meets on Friday evenings from 7:15pm until 8:45pm.

At Scouts, you will be encouraged to take part in activities that you might not otherwise get a chance to do.
We like to do some adventurous activities like climbing, abseiling and sailing as well as hiking or just exploring our local area.

We also like to try our hand at lots of different activities at our weekly meetings including cooking, pioneering (that’s building things with ropes and poles!) or even simply playing games on the field.

If you want to, you can try for some of the Challenge Awards and Activity Badges and the leaders are always happy to guide you in the right direction.

One of the best parts of scouting is going on camp. This is usually for the weekend but we always try to go away for a whole week in the summer.
Camping gives you a chance to sleep under canvas in the summer or at an activity centre when it gets a bit too cold to stay outdoors!

Scouting is about being with friends, being part of a team and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

"I loved Christmas camp because we got to go in the woods and play! The food was awesome too because we all got to go to the shop and buy snacks as well as Christmas lunch! IT WAZ DA BEST!!”
Jake (Scout)

Scout Uniform

Scouts wear a teal, collared shirt and navy combat trousers. They will be presented with their neckerchief (neckie) once they are invested and the group provides all membership badges.

Our local supplier for scouting accessories is Outdoors and Active.

Scout Promise and Law

Scout Promise (standard version)*
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.

Scout Promise for members who are Atheist or of no faith background*
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to The Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Scout law.

* Alternative versions of the scout promise are available for different faiths and these can be found on the Scout web site.

The Scout Law
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.