About Scouts

The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years.  There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½.

Structure

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.

Activities
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Why Scouts?

Hundreds of young people across Southend benefit every single week from our exciting programme. It’s not always the big things like trips, camps or adventurous activities; sometimes it’s the little things like giving them some independence, teaching them social skills or getting them to work in a team.

More Information: Scouts Parent Guide

 

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Jun
1
Sat
Bushcraft for beginners 2019
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Learn how to light a fire using a flint and steel, backwoods cooking, make shelters, learn how to filter water and more. Fully catered.

1st to 2nd June 2019
Open to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Guides and senior section and their leaders.

£29pp / 1 leader free with every 6 young people

Scout Nights Away Permit required. If you don’t have one, please talk to us.

Circus Skills Instructor Training Course 2019
Jun 1 all-day

A one day course to give you the skills to run basic introductory sessions in Plate Spinning, Juggling, Poi, Diablo, Devil Sticks and Balloon Modelling.

Date TBA (the final date not set) – Please Contact Us

Open to 14+and over will count towards ongoing learning for leaders.

Good value at £50pp

Jun
21
Fri
Super Summer Sleepover 2019
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

A 24-hour indoor sleepover packed with fun activities, fully catered.

Two Events 21st to 22nd and the 22nd to 23rd June 2019
Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

£29pp / 1 leader free with every 6 young people

Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required
If you don’t have one, please talk to us.