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A Scout Troop has both male and female members who are aged between 10½ – 14 years old.

It is the goal of Scouting “to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.”

Scouting

The principles of Scouting describe a code of behavior that likewise applies to all members and characterizes the movement.
• Scout Promise & Scout Law
• Learning by doing
• Development of small groups
• Progressive and attractive programs of different activities

The emphasis on “Learning by doing” provides experiences and hands on orientation as a practical method of learning and confidence building. Small groups build unity and a close-knit fraternal atmosphere to develop responsibility, character, self-reliance and self-confidence, reliability, and readiness; which eventually leads to collaboration and leadership. A program of progressive and attractive varying activities expands a Scouts’ horizons and bonds the Scout even more to the group. Activities and games develop dexterity and provides a fun way to develop skills. In an outdoor setting, these also provide contact with nature and the environment.

Weekly meetings often take place in local centres. Cultivating a love and appreciation of the outdoors and outdoor activities are key elements. Primary activities include camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and sports.

“It’s good to get out basically. I wasn’t too keen to go to Scouts to begin with but now it’s a good laugh. All the activities we do are fun and I’ve made loads of great mates.” – quote from the Scout website

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.

Scout Law

• 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.