Scouts

This is the place where true Scouting begins. The original and the best, with the chance to take part in over 200 activities, learning a host of new skills while you’re at it. It’s a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends.

This part of the adventure is for all boys and girls who are aged between 10½ and 14 years old. Garland Scout Troop meets on Monday evenings. If you have any questions, or are thinking of joining, direct them to Barry Stride at scouts.5thnfn@gmail.com.

Scouts plan a route.Programme

Scouts take part in an immensely busy and varied programme of activities which the Scouts themselves decide. Adventure is the name of the game alongside getting out into the open and really having a go. There is a multitude of camps and events spread throughout the year meaning there is something for everyone.
The scout programme gives young people confidence and encourages them to explore their interests, beliefs and attitudes and to be creative. They build upon skills they already have, or have learnt, and encourages them to use them independently. A Cub scout might go on a walk, a Scout might lead an expedition group of other scouts.

 

To find out more, check out some of the badges you can do (to give you a flavour of the kind of activities you can ask for) or ask one of our leaders in person or email 5thtestwoodscouts@outlook.com and we’ll pass them on.

Optional extras

In addition to the main uniform, there are several other items that may enhance your time in Scouting. They are optional and can be bought through Scout Shops while some can also be bought at uniform suppliers.

Useful links

 

Facebook logoFacebook

Garland Scout troop has a Facebook group for parents and carers of the Scouts. Click on the Facebook logo to access it.

It is a closed group so you must be on Facebook to see the contents of the group or to join it. It is administered by the Scout leaders. Facebook has an age limit of 13 so no Scouts under this age will be able to join this group.