Scouts (10 1/2 to 14)
‘Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. Because it’s at weekends and not every week St Nicolas 9th Scouts fits in with the other things I do’
St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scouts is outdoors and at weekends on average one full day every third weekend.
We take part in a wide range of outdoor activities. We mix day activities with overnight camps and weekend expeditions.
One weekend we’re at Frost Camp. Another weekend we’re building rope bridges and aerial runways. Another weekend we’re taking part in the District’s backwoods cooking competition or the Surrey Scouts’ Expedition Challenge. There are other weekends where we’re helping out in the community.
Most years we have opportunities to meet overseas Scouts in the UK or to go on adventures like the Scouts’ bicycle treasure hunt in Normandy, France.
In Scouts we develop our confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as exploring our beliefs and attitudes. We get the chance to put these skills into practice at camps and on challenge events. We work together in terms and get to build our leadership experience.
Our Scout Troop is the third section of St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scout Group after Cubs. Scouts are girls and boys aged from 10½ to 14 years old. We have about 35 to 40 Scouts in our Troop.
Scouts meet on Saturdays and / or Sundays (on average every third week) at various local locations and at local Scout Campsites with the exact location depending on the activity the Scouts are doing.
Through participation in their programme, Scouts can gain a broad variety of badges and challenge awards. Scouts can achieve their Chief Scout’s Gold Award.
To join in, Scouts make their Scout Promise. Scouts wear a green shirt or blouse, with the Group’s green and maroon scarf and a woggle, along with navy blue Scout trousers or skirt and a Scout belt.