Our Scout Troop consists of small units of about 6 Scouts called a Patrol, with each led by a Patrol Leaders.
We do a variety of activities both indoor and out, interspersing important life skills such as emergency aid and cooking with more traditional Scout skills like fire lighting and axework.
We hold 3-4 camps a year, one in each season.
Last year our Scout troop went to Camjam 2019, this was a week long jamboree in which Scouts from all over the world showed up to participate in fun activities and challenges. We had 18 Scouts attend for the week and they all had a brilliant time. They participated in a large variety of activities from Scuba diving to inflatables, climbing to fire lighting. They learned a variety of practical skills and mixed with Scouts from many different backgrounds.
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.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for thier achievements there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges. We have recently completed the Expedition challenge badge and started work on a series of other challenge badges.