Scouts

 

Leek Wootton Scouts

Kenilworth ScoutsThe Scout Troop is the third section in Scouting and is for young people aged between 10½ and 14. Scouts take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme, from archery to expeditions. There are many awards that Scouts can work towards, completing Challenges to get the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. However, taking part and having fun is just as important as what you achieve as a Scout.

The balanced programme of activities encourages Scouts to find out about the world in which they live, know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and develop their creative talents. Being outdoors is really important and Scouts love to learn new skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

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

When and where do they meet?

Leek Wootton does not have a Scout Troop at the moment.

Scout UniformBackground:

Scouting is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in ways that are both educational and fun. The Troop consists of Patrols of about half a dozen youngsters led by the Patrol Leader (PL) and Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). The PL’s share responsibility with the adult Scout Leader for maintaining standards and training within the Troop. The patrol system is all important in the Troop, with many activities, including camping, being led by the PL. Scouts are encouraged to take part in the decision making process and regular Forums provide the opportunity for them to contribute towards the planning of the Troop’s activities. Camping is fundamental to scouting.

Activities over the year within the Patrol, Troop, Group or District may include camping skills such as equipment, fires and cooking, as well as first aid, hiking, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, sailing, swimming and gang shows. Additionally there are many other interests followed as well as service to the community.

The highlight for most Scouts is the annual camp. Even in winter there may be Patrol and weekend camps. The uniform consists of activity trousers, long sleeved shirt and group necker.