Scouts

Scouts

Scouts...

  • make their own decisions
  • plan their own activities
  • challenge themselves
  • work as a team
  • learn about leadership and commitment
  • undertake outdoor activities and challenges
  • help others
  • undertake advanced proficiency schemes
  • become Explorer Scouts

Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

The best way to find out what Scouts get up to is to find your nearest group and go and see for yourself!

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in International camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Scouts...

  • make their own decisions
  • plan their own activities
  • challenge themselves
  • work as a team
  • learn about leadership and commitment
  • undertake outdoor activities and challenges
  • help others
  • undertake advanced proficiency schemes
  • become Explorer Scouts

Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

The best way to find out what Scouts get up to is to find your nearest group and go and see for yourself!

Uniform

Scouts wear a teal green shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt.

All the badges on the right sleeve should be positioned below the embroidered Scouts logo. The 'Ware & District' and 'Hertfordshire County' badges on the right sleeve should read ‘District’ then ‘County’ from left to right, as shown here:

Ware District Badge   Herts County Badge

Badges

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Scout Section.  Click here to see the badges.

Click on the uniform picture above to enlarge or click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the uniform diagram (PDF).

Where to Buy

We will supply your scout with the badges they need and are awarded with.  Uniforms can be purchased from the Ware & District Scout Shop at the District Headquarters.

Contact Telephone: 01920 428811

Opening Times: Tuesdays 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. (school term time only)

Payment: Cash & cheques only; sorry, no credit or debit cards.

This agency is run by volunteers and the profits used for the benefit of Scouting in the Ware & District area, thereby helping to keep membership subscriptions down. Please support Ware & District and purchase your uniforms and scouting accessories from our shop.

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

  1. A Scout is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

 

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared