Scouts are young people usually aged between ten and a half and fourteen years old. They belong to the third section in the Scouting family.
Young people can join Scouts just after their tenth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Explorer Scouts, when they are fourteen.
What do Scouts get up to?
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.
The Scout Promise is:
- 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 is:
- 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 is:
- Be Prepared