The Scout Troop

A Scout Troop is for young people aged from 10 ½ – 14 years old (6-month flexibility applies). Scouts meet together as a Troop and work within a variety of small groups called ‘Patrols’ led by a Scout Patrol Leader.

As a Sea Scout Troop we include more water based activities than other Scout Troops, which is why we meet at Roadford Lake for the summer term.

The Patrol Leaders work with the Leadership Team in setting the programme and in decisions affecting the Troop. The Patrol system is one of the important ways that young people can take responsibility for themselves and others.

A volunteer leadership team made up of uniformed Leaders and other helpers will guide the Troop. Scouting has a reputation as an outdoor organisation based on strong traditions of camping and other outdoor pursuits. Scouts work towards challenge awards, culminating in the Chief Scout’s Gold Award.

Scouts also have the opportunity to gain a wide range of activity badges by working inside and outside troop meetings. Most of the badges and awards in Scouts require independent work by the Scouts themselves. Most Troops will offer a number of events away from home during the year, and very often a summer camp. These are important to the life of the Troop, as they are the culmination of much of the training during the year.

Meetings

Our Sea Scout Troop meets on Monday evenings 19:30 to 21:00

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls