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A Scout’s Experience …

'Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends. I’ve just been selected to go the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden and that’s going to be awesome.’


Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907. The Scout Section has existed since Scouting began in 1907. Though the Section has gone through many changes its values and fundamental principles have remained unchanged. Today there are over 100,000 Scouts in 6,600 Troops across the UK.

Sea Scouting has the same purpose and goals as any other Scout Troop, however, water and nautical activities are used as the basis of delivering the Balanced Programme.

Air Scouting has the same purpose and goals as any other Scout Troop, however, air and aeronautical activities are used as the basis of delivering the Balanced Programme.

Who is the Scout Section For?

Scouts are open to young people aged between 10½ and 14 years old who want to join and can make the Scout Promise.

The Scout Promise

Scouting differs from many organisations in that it requires its members to make a promise. The Scout Promise is the same for Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Members of the Scout Network and adult Members of the Association. It is:
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.

How are Scouts Organised?

Scouts meet together as a Troop and work within a variety of small groups called Patrols. A Scout called a Patrol Leader leads the Patrol. The Patrol Leaders work with the Leadership Team in setting the programme and in decisions affecting the Troop. The Patrol system is one of the important ways that young people can take responsibility for themselves and others.

What do Scouts Do?

Scouts normally meet once a week for a couple of hours. It is an opportunity for them to catch up with friends, learn new skills and explore issues relevant to their age group.

Scouts have the opportunity to make more and more decisions for themselves about they want to do and want to get out of Scouting. The opportunities will be there for them to take part in a wide range of activities and to gain a variety of skills and knowledge. They will get to learn more about themselves by not only taking responsibility for themselves, but for others as well.

Scouts Online

Scouts have their own pages on The Scout Association’s website where they can find out lots of useful information and enter competitions. Find out more at:

Resources for Scouts

Scouts can track their own progress through the awards using their own Scout Record Book. They can also find out what’s required to complete badges with the Scout Badge Book. Thirdly, the Scout Skills Cards contain practical information and tips to get up to speed with some Scouting Skills.

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