Scouts are at the age where they can experience the true adventure that scouting has to offer – from arts and crafts in the meeting place to jumping off cliffs, climbing, sailing, hiking, raft building and many more! We aim to give scouts a wide range of experiences so they can learn some new skills by accident along the way.
The Scout section is for young people aged 10 1/2 to 14 years. We meet on Friday evenings during term time from 7pm to 9pm.
Our leadership team is entirely made up of volunteers who enjoy running scout meetings and camps! All adult leaders have training and a CRB check, and there is always at least one adult who is first aid qualified.
If you would like the opportunity to do something you’d never thought of doing, while having lots of fun and giving back to the community at the same time, please get in touch – we can always do with more leaders! You don’t have to be an expert in all-things-scouting – the only essential ingredient is wanting to have fun scouting!
We meet at the Garages most weeks but as evenings get lighter and warmer we tend to spend more time outside meeting in and around Hemyock and taking part in all sorts of activities including Tracking, Fire lighting, backwoods cooking and pioneering.
Uniform for Scouts is a Green Scout Shirt, Orange Group scarf and woggle and smart school trousers and shoes.
We work towards some badges as a group and sometimes simply by coming to weekly meetings and camps these can be achieved, however with such a wide variety of badges available to the Scouts they are encouraged to choose specialist badges and work towards them individually, just speak to a leader if you would like to do this. To see more about badges click here.
Scout Promise and Law
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”
The Scout Law:
A Scout is to be trusted
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is friendly and considerate
A Scout belongs to the worldwide 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 motto: “Be Prepared”
Each scout pays termly subs which covers our hire for the premises and also pays our annual membership fee to the Scout Association which covers insurance and all the facilities offered by District, County and the national centres.