Boys and girls can join Scouts when they are ten-and-a-half years old. Many will have made their way through Beavers and Cubs, but this is not a requirement for joining the scout troop. When they are 14 years old, they will move up to Explorer Scouts.
Our Scouts troop meets on Monday evenings during term time, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, at the church hall at All Saints Weston Green.
A typical term’s activities might include bicycle maintenance, a bike ride, hikes and night hikes, fire lighting, survival cooking, indoor and outdoor games, and occasional fun trips to venues like an indoor climbing wall or a crazy golf course. Scouts get the opportunity to participate in camps, held at weekends or during school holidays. At this level, camping is under canvas (first erect your tent!), and may include winter “frost” camps and multi-day expedition camps. Camps are always packed with activities, including things like archery, rifle shooting, watersports and climbing, as well as the traditional activities like evenings around the camp fire, and helping with cooking and washing up! The scout troop is divided into several patrols who work as a team during many activities, and scouts can develop their leadership skills as patrol leader or assistant patrol leader.
Our troop is led by Scout Leader Nick Fisk, along with section assistants Mark Cody, Richard Darby-Dowman, Rob Williams and Malcolm Woods.
If you’d like to get your name (or your child’s name) onto our waiting list, you can click here. If you’re an adult who can help the group by volunteering to become a section assistant or taking on an administrative role, let us know, and we may be able to prioritise your child’s application to join the scout troop. See our join page for further details.