A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
The Scout Law
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto
Scouts may wear a teal green shirt or blouse (blue if Air or Sea Scouts), navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt.
28th Jul to 6th Aug 2019
Get ready for the coolest International Scout camp in Europe… Get ready for the 13th Haarlem Jamborette!
With 10 days full of activities including hiking through characteristic Dutch landscapes, getting to know other scouts from more than 15 different countriesFind out more...
29th Jul to 4th Aug 2018
Hampshire’s 2018 camp will provide a rich and exciting experience for everyone from the youngest Beaver to the oldest Explorer, and all the Adult leaders, helpers, Network & Scout Active Support – in Hampshire and beyond.
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Basingstoke Gang Show
8th to 17th Feb 2018
Tickets now available for the 2018, Basingstoke Gang Show.
In its 35th Year and with a cast of around 70 Scouts and Guides, come and see why Basingstoke Gang Show is the longest running and ‘bestselling amateur show in Basingstoke’.Find out more...