Being a Scout
When you join Scouts, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
Activities and what you’ll get up to
Build and develop your confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills. Explore you beliefs and attitudes and be creative. Gain independence and put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It starts with an award. Who knows where it might lead?
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!
When and where do we meet?
Tuesday evening: 7.30pm to 9.00pm at the Scout Building in Pike Lane, near the Church
From time to time there will be weekend activities.
Scouts borrows a great deal of its structure from the Lord Baden Powell’s experience in the military. The scout section is known as a Troop, with scouts being organised into Patrols. We have four Patrols in our Scout Troop:-
Each scout wears their Patrol badge on their right arm below the District Badge. Each Patrol is made up of around 6-8 scouts of a range of ages and new scouts normally join a patrol in which they know at least one person. Each Patrol is led by a Patrol Leader (PL) helped by an Assistant Patrol Leader (APL); these are scouts who have demonstrated their competence, good behaviour and been a good example to those in the Troop.
Nights away from home make up a part of the Scout programme and help young people gain independence and spend time with friends. At 1st Newton and Kingsley we usually go away for a number of weekend camps a year plus other overnight activities through out the year.
- Jon Mallows
Assistant Scout Leaders
We welcome parents and carers to come in at anytime if they want to know more, or even become an occasional helper. If you have any questions regarding the programme then please come in and speak to the Scout leaders or use the contact form here to contact the Scout Leader
At fourteen years of age, we help Scouts continue their adventure and transition to Explorers, the next stage in Scouting for 14-18 year olds.