Scouts (10½-14) 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 traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


Earlier entry is at the Scout Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends). If you wish to find out more about joining Scouts please ring Jon on 0115 7797322 or use our contact form.

What do Scouts wear and where can I buy it?

All members of Scouts (adults and young people) wear a coloured scarf or necker, this is provided by us to the young people when they have been invested. Uniform can be bought from Scout Shops.

How should badges be placed on the Scout uniform?

This PDF diagram should help. If you would like to find more about what badges are available click here.