Scouts are boys and girls, usually aged between ten and a half and fourteen years old. For the uniform, Scouts wear a dark green shirt with a scarf and a woggle and blue or black trousers or skirt. Our group scarf colours are blue and yellow stripes.
A group of Scouts is called a Troop, and each Troop is split into Patrols. Each troop has a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader to lead them. We meet at the Coombes Primary School in the Infant Hall during school term time. We have two Scout Troops, Eagles and Falcons. Eagles meet on a Monday and Falcons on a Tuesday.
Scouting is about meeting new friends, sharing adventures and making the most of life’s opportunities. We make it as easy and safe as possible for young people to push the boundaries of their own experience.
With many activities to try out, Scouting is full of surprises. We deliver a balanced programme of opportunities to our young people. Activities to support the programme have included a fitness challenge, climbing, incident hike, archery, snow tubing, St George’s Day and Remembrance Sunday Parades, a visit from the RNLI and learning how to use saws and axes safely. The things that our Scouts do and learn will help them through the rest of their lives.
Every Scout makes the following Promise when they join their Troop:
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
The Scout Law is:
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