May join at Ten and a Half and will remain until their Fourteenth birthday when they will then transfer to one of the District Explorer Unit.

The aim of the Scout Troop is to provide all round training of spirit, mind and body and prepare for leadership and to take a useful role in society.

Scouts will be asked to make a Promise and to learn and abide by the law.

On my honour, I promise to do my best to do my duty to God

and the Queen to help other people and keep the Scout Law


A Scout is to be Trusted

A Scout is 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

Each Scout also takes part in the Balanced Programme and which consists of Nine challenges from:

Outdoor Challenge

Adventure Challenge

Personal Challenge

Skills Challenge

Team Leader Challenge

Teamwork Challenge

Creative Challenge

World Challenge

Expedition Challenge

In addition to this Scouts may gain 61 Interest Badges and also take part in Group Awards, become trained Skills Instructors and earn the 14 Staged Awards.

The Highest Award a Scout may achieve is the Chief Scouts Gold Award and this is earned during the last six months in the troop and is gained by completing the Challenges.