What is a Scout?

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


What do Scouts wear?Scouts rafting.jpg Scouts wear the new teal green smart shirt, a pair of navy blue activity trousers and their Group scarf. 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.

What do Scouts do? 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.

Want to be a Scout? You need to be ten and a half years old. Most Scout Troops have vacancies.

Badges and awards Members can find out about the available badges and requirements at Scoutbase