Walpole Troop Scout Leader - Andrew Jeffs
Pitshanger Troop Scout leader - Francis Curran
What are Scouts?
Following on from Cubs, the next section is Scouts. Boys and girls between 10 1/2 to 14 can join one of our two troops, providing that there is the availability. A young person can join at the start of the term when they are 10 1/2. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in 1st Ealing North Scout Group although many of our Scouts continue their Scouting in District Explorer Units.
The Group has 2 Scout Troops
Walpole Scouts Meetings are Wednesday Evenings - 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Pitshanger Scouts Meetings are Friday Evenings – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
You can start your Scouting adventure in Scouts and do not have to have previously been a Cub.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges.
Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2023, some of our older Scouts will participate in the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, joining up with 500 Scouts & Guides from all around the world. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
The troops primarily takes their members from the Cub Packs. The Troop enjoys a wide variety of activities at the weekly meetings including games, skill training and badgework. As well as the weekly meetings, the Scout Troop takes part in various camps and District competitions and activities with other Troops in the area.
We like to believe that our Troop is extremely active. During the course of the year we have arranged a number of outings and other activities:
Taken part in the District Cross Country run
Marched at the St George's Day Parade,
Remembrance Sunday Parade,
Various weekend camps,
Exploration around the local area for games, skills and development as part of badges.
More information about our Scout Troop can be found in the menu on the right.
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