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.
This year our Scout troop went for a 4 day camp in Walesby Forest, this was a 4-day camp in which our Scouts participated in fun activities and challenges. They had to cook all their own meals, either cooking on gas stoves or on open fires. They learned a variety of practical skills from cooking to fire lighting to tracking. Mixed in were challenges testing their negotiation skills and their ability to think logically.
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 their 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.