Welcome to St Andrews Scout Troop
The Scout section is open to both boys and girls, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years and is the third and final Section within the Scout Group. In this years scout census, the Scout Association was pleased to announce that we now have 573,000 adult and youth members within Scouting. This represents the 11th consecutive year of significant growth within the Movement.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of the 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 an important part of the Programme. We focus on both the traditional Scouting skills and also a wide range of adventurous activities such as:
• Camping - both backwoods and themed camps
• Survival skills and cooking
• Archery, Air Rifles and Axe Throwing
When do Scouts meet?
Scouts meet between 7.30 – 9.30pm on Thursday evenings (during school term).
How much does it cost?
The first terms Scouts subscription fee (subs) is £40 which includes our unique scout group polo shirt which can be worn under the uniform shirt on troop meeting nights. After the first term, subscriptions are then £30 a term (3 terms a year), payable September, January and April.
Subs are used to help pay for activities, resources, badges, HQ running costs, insurance and our annual scout group membership. Our objective is always to keep our subs as low as possible whilst ensuring that we are able to provide the leaders with the facilities and equipment to offer exciting Scouting.
We also ask you to ensure you have completed a Gift Aid declaration as it will increases our income by 25p in each pound paid.
What about uniform?
We are a uniformed organisation and every member is expected to wear the appropriate uniform, which can be purchased from the District Scout Shop, at the Group Headquarters in Chelmsford Drive, on Mondays 5pm – 8pm (term times only).
The uniform consists of: -
• A Scout Shirt
• Navy activity Scout trousers
• Scout Belt
• Scarf and woggle
• Black shoes
If you would like to join us, have any questions or would like to help in any way then please contact us follows:
Scout Leader: Kevin Dible
Mob: 07758 569397
Alternatively pop in and see us on a Thursday evening.