Being a Scout
When you join Scouts, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
Activities and what you’ll get up to
Build and develop your confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills. Explore you beliefs and attitudes and be creative. Gain independence and put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It starts with an award. Who knows where it might lead?
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!
When Do We Meet?
- Monday night 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Also from time to time there will be activities at the weekend.
Scouts borrows a great deal of its structure from the Lord Baden Powell’s experience in the military. The scout section is known as a Troop, with scouts being organised into Patrols. We have four Patrols in our Scout Troop:-
Each scout wears their Patrol badge on their right arm below the District Badge. Each Patrol is made up of around 6-8 scouts of a range of ages and new scouts normally join a patrol in which they know at least one person. Each Patrol is led by a Patrol Leader (PL) helped by an Assistant Patrol Leader (APL); these are scouts who have demonstrated their competence, good behaviour and been a good example to those in the Troop.
All Scout sections rely upon a ‘training’ scheme in the form of badges to track progress of the scouts and to provide a feeling of achievement. However, scouting is not just about badges, the ‘games’ and adventurous activities are very important to scouting, not just because they are enjoyable, but because they are also important in the young persons development.
Nights away from home make up a large part of the Scout programme and help young people gain independence and spend time with friends. At 1st Helsby we usually go away for at least two or three weekend camps a year and a week long camp either the first or second week of the summer holidays plus many overnight activities through out the year. It is expected that Scouts will attend at least one weekend camp and the summer camp.
We welcome parents and carers to come in at anytime if they want to know more, or even become an occasional helper. If you have any questions regarding the programme then please come in and speak to the Scout leaders or use the contact form here to contact the Scout Leader
- Fiona Barry
Assistant Scout Leaders
Colin Chalmers, Karen Chalmers, Lucy Chapman-Coward, John Kerr