101/2 to 14 years: Build confidence, resilience and a sense of adventure
Welcome to the Scouts section of Scouting. The longer time in Scouts allows them to achieve great things before progressing to Explorers after they are 14 and before they are 14 1/2.
What do Scouts do?
Adventures through which they mature, become more self-reliant and have much more of an input to what they do. Camps are longer and activities more daring and the top award equivalent to Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. All Scouts promise:
The Scout promise
On my honour I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God & the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
The Scout troop
That your child is joining is led by a Scout Leader ‘Skip’ – Steve Irwin. This is me on the left. We start a troop night with opening and closing ceremonies which include inspection which encourages pride in their uniform and personal belongings. When they formally join they are invested and they get their necker and make the promise above
Scout shirt, Scout Trousers. We provide: Knecker, woggle & all badges. A guide to where badges go can be found in the parent portal of OSM but here is a picture.