‘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. It’s about having fun with good friends.’
Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.
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 flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½.
The District run a large number of activities outside of the normal troop night for the Scout section including the amazing JAWS activity camp, 5-a-side football competitions, Masterchef cooking competitions, Day hikes, The BIG CAVE weekend (caving taster sessions), Fox Trophy hiking competition, Dartmoor letter boxing competition, Survival skills weekends, Camping Competitions, water activity sessions, archery & shooting courses, Exmoor extreme weekend and much more!