Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10½ to 14 who master a new skill, explore the world around them and most importantly MAKE FRIENDS!
What do Scouts get up to?
Every week, Scouts gather as a Troop divided into Patrols led by a Patrol Leader who directs the team to tackle each challenge together.
Being a Scout is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.
Discovering the world
Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will help you weather the storms of life and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school. You will work with trained volunteers to achieve whatever your mind desires.
Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Scout Troops to conquer the small task of changing the world.
Starting small, thinking big
Scouts stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up to tackle the wider challenge. Scouts regularly build bridges and break down barriers in a society that can often feel isolated and lonely. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no – whether they’re taking part in their first-ever camp away from home, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows.
Unlike the younger sections, Scouts seek out adventure and begin to plan their own trips away. International camps and hiking expeditions take place each year giving you the opportunity to explore other cultures and build friendships that span the globe. Scouts will push you to be the best version of yourself and you will remember the journey for the rest of your life.
Promises and Ceremonies
As well as enjoying plenty of adventures, being a Scout is about exploring who you are and what you stand for. When you join the Troop, you’ll be encouraged to think about these ideas by making a promise in a ceremony called an investiture. This ceremony is a celebration of you joining our family, you will be given badges and your own scarf, and asked to make your promise. How you live by your promise is unique to you, but there are some things all Scouts agree on: uphold Scouting values (trust, loyalty, friendship and consideration, belonging, courage, care for your time and property, and respect), as well as treating everyone with kindness and doing their best.
- Wales badge
- Group name tape
- Scotland/ Northern Ireland Badge
- District Badge
- County/ Area/ Region Badge
- Group badge (if not warn on scarf)
- Patrol Badge
- Leadership stripe
- Union Flag
- Group Nametape
- Chief Scout’s Award
- Challenge Awards
- Wales Badge
- Occasional Badges
- Moving On Award
- Joining In Awards
- Membership Award
- Activity and Staged Activity Badges
- Group badge (if worn on scarf)