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Welcome to Scouts

A Scout is aged between 10½ and 14 years. Scouts are young people who want to make friends and develop widening interests in ways that are both educational and fun. Scouting is perfect if you want a break from the usual after-school routine of homework, games and watching television.

Uniform

Scouts wear the new teal green smart shirt, a pair of navy blue activity trousers and their Group scarf (see right). A Cub joining the Scout Section, who has gained his or her Silver Chief Scout Award, may wear that award on his or her uniform until he or she gains the Gold Chief Scout Award. He or she may also wear his or her Participation and Moving On awards.

Activities

Scout activities are about action and involvement and this means more than just camping.

Hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, parascending, abseiling, putting on shows and exhibitions, motor mechanics, electronics, photography - the list is endless! Scouts are also given the chance to learn skills in survival, cooking and first aid.

There are often opportunities to go abroad.