Scouts are usually aged between about ten and a half and fourteen years old. The Scout Troop has traditionally been based on the ‘Patrol system’. This involves small groups of young people working and playing together in a gang; usually led by someone of a similar age, and supported and guided by adults.
Older Scouts are given the chance to take responsibility for their peers when they are asked to be a Patrol Leader.
Participation, rather than meeting set standards is the key to our approach – activity badges recognise achievements in:
- Developing leadership skills
- Learning emergency aid
- Spending nights away
- Sporting activities
- Helping others in the community
- Cooking – at home or at camp
- Adventurous activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
- Mastering survival skills
Most Troops will offer a number of events away from home during the year and very often a camp lasting up to a week
At 3rd Newbury we currently run a single Scout section
Monday Nights (term time only)
7:00pm – 9:00m @ the scout hut
For their programme information please visit the Scouts programme page