Scouts

scouts_cmyk_green_stackScouts are young people (both boys and girls) aged between 10.5 and 14 years old. Although most of our Scouts join us from Cubs, we are also able to take new members throughout the Scout age range (subject to availability of spaces). At 14 years old, Scouts move up to the Explorer Scout Section.

Our Scouts take part in a huge range of activities, from Abseiling to Zorbing, crafts to climbing. The Scouts are encouraged to have a say in designing their own programme, and can earn a variety of challenge and activity badges.

These awards cover many hobbies including drama, music, IT, martial arts, sports and craft.

Scouts survive overnight in a shelter

Scouts survive overnight in a shelter

A key part of the Scouting Programme is outdoor adventure, and Scouts learn a huge range of skills including camping, cooking, bushcraft and teamwork. Our Scouts also take part in an active programme of camps and residential trips, culminating each year in our annual Summer Camp. In a typical year, our Scouts are offered at least 5 residential trips ranging from 1 night to a week. Highlights include:

  • Weekend camps at local campsites
  • Trips to London
  • “Jamboree on the Internet” sleepover
  • Joint camps with other troops
  • Week long summer camps throughout the UK and further afield!

Our Nights Away are such a key part of what we do that in 2016, only 15% of our total programme time happened at weekly meetings. Scouts will only be able to earn a lot of their badges if they attend the camps and trips, and will only be able to become a patrol leader or assistant patrol leader once they have been on a camp.

If you ever wanted to try something new Scouting is for you!

Scouts in Weston

We have two Scout Troops here at 66th Bath, which meet on a Monday and Thursday from 7.30-9pm. The troops share a team of experienced leaders:

  • Thursday Scout Leader – Jodi Walsh
  • Monday Scout Leader – Phil Walsh-Atkins
  • Group Scout Leader – Dan Spencer
  • Assistant Scout Leader – James Peer
  • Assistant Scout Leader – Jon Wiltshire
  • Assistant Scout Leader – David Cooper
  • Assistant Scout Leader – Charlotte Brewer
  • Contact the team

Uniform requirements

Scouts should turn up each week in uniform unless otherwise instructed:

  • Scout uniform shirt (a t-shirt underneath to wear for activities may be wise)
  • Necker and woggle
  • Walking trousers or shorts (preferable). Jogging bottoms, leggings or similar may be acceptable depending on the activity. Jeans, jeggings and other denim items are not permitted.
  • Walking boots or walking shoes

The necker, woggle and badges are presented when the Scout is invested into the troop. Uniform and group clothing items can be bought through our online shop.

 

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