Scouts

The Scout Troop

Scout Leader

Erik Claasen

Assistant Scout Leaders

Niall Lawless

April Berryman

Troop Night

Tuesdays 18:30 – 20:00 (Term Time)

Age

10 ½ to 14

Uniform

Navy Activity Trousers, Dark Green Collared Shirt

Motto

Be Prepared

The Scout Promise

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 (Said at Investiture)

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.

Opening Ceremony

The duty Patrol Leader will call the Troop to Alert on the circle. He/she will then, with their Assistant Patrol Leader, walk to the flag and break it. Both will step back two paces and salute, the rest of the Troop then salute. The Patrol Leader and assistant then rejoin then rejoin the circle and call the Troop to ease.

Closing Ceremony

With the Troop standing in a circle, the duty Patrol Leader calls them to attention. The duty PL and APL walk to the flag. The PL then lowers the flag and steps back two paces. They then walk back to the rest of the Troop and re-join the circle. The Leader will then dismiss the Troop who all turn to the left and leave.

Investiture

Once your child has been coming to Scouts for a while and has his uniform they will be invested. They will stand in front of the Leader and either say the Scout Promise and Law or repeat them after the Leader. They will be standing to attention and making the Scout sign as will the rest of the Troop. Their left hand will be placed on the flag

Scouts Moving To Explorer Scouts

Currently there is a District Explorer Scout Unit which meet at different Scout Huts around the District. The Scout Leaders will speak to you when your Son / Daughter reaches the age for leaving Scouts.