1st Stoke Row Scouts
1st Stoke Row Scouts

Scouts

Meetings

7.00pm - 8.30pm Wednesday evenings during school term time at The Village Hall.

Age Range

While Scouts are mostly aged 10½ - 14, there is flexibilty at the joining and moving up ages, so Cubs can move up at any time between their 10th and 11th birthdays, and Scouts can move up to Explorer Scouts at the age of 13½ or stay in the Troop until they are 15.

 

Troop

Scouts are divided into 4 Patrols - Badgers, Eagles, Kestrels & Panthers. Each Patrol is led by a Patrol Leader (PL) who is one of the older Scouts in the Patrol. The PL is helped by an Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). A Patrol is a working group which enables the more experienced Scouts to pass on skills to the other members. Patrols organise activities, and through these they learn to unite together as a team. 

 

The patrol system is the distinctive characteristic of the Scout Troop.

 

Principles

 

 

The Scout Motto

'Be Prepared'

The Scout Law

A Scout is to be trusted.

A Scout is to be loyal.

A Scout is friendly and considerate.

A Scout belongs to the world-wide 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.

 

The Scout Promise

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.

 

Code Of Conduct

Be helpful, sensible and polite.

Listen to others & don't interrupt Take your turn

Respect other people & their property

Be co-operative & attentive at all times

Stop when somebody says stop

Treat others as you yourself would be treated

Full scout uniform to be worn smartly & with pride.

 

Uniform requirements/dress code

Scout uniform if invested.  Scout shirt, yellow and dark green scarf and plain, dark trousers.

 

Aims

The aim of our Scout Troop is to help young people to develop their full potential physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially whatever their background, race, experience or special need. It is a challenge that continually stretches the leaders and the Scouts to ensure that a balanced programme is enjoyed.  It is no accident that a well run troop has a mixture of indoor and outdoor pursuits, physical and thinking activities and time to just chat and enjoy other people’s company. Their are also many opportunities to spend nights away camping and having Adventures!

 

Activities

We work around 6 programme zones:

  1. Scoutcraft & Adventure;
  2. Global;
  3. Community;
  4. Fit for Life;
  5. Creative Expression
  6. Exploring Beliefs & Attitudes.

This gives us a very balanced and varied programme.

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

 

Our activities are about action and involvement and mean more than just camping. Hiking, rock climbing, gliding, orienteering, pioneering, canoeing, environmental projects, abseiling, motor mechanics, DIY, 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 as well. Recently, hundreds of Scouts from the United Kingdom attended the World Jamboree in Thailand.

 

 

For more information about Scouts, please contact the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818 or e-mail info.centre@scout.org.uk , alternatively if you're local contact one of the 1st Stoke Row leaders.

 

If you are aged 18+ and think you'd be able to help us run Scouting - be it as a Leader or Assistant, as a skills instructor, a manager, or in an administrative way, we'd be very grateful to hear from you...

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