The troop is run by a team of 5 scout leaders with decades of experience between them in scouting. We share running the troop and planning meetings, this allows us to offer a variety of activities.
Our troop focuses on traditional scouting skills and encourage respect for their fellows scouts. With 35-40 scouts we feel this is essential for the scouts to get the most from the meetings, and learn new skills.
Also known as the 'Boot Troop' because we like to be outdoors whenever practical and so insist on sturdy boots. Our troop consists of between 35-40 boy and girl scouts making up 6 patrols, and is lead by 5 volunteer leaders.
We aim to provide all our scouts with the opportunity to develop and learn new skills, based on a programme of traditional scouting skills and ideals, including fun and creative activities and events such as:-
Pioneering - using traditional skills, ropes, knots & lashing to undertake project e.g. build bridges, aerial runways & lookout towers
Orienteering - knowing how to confidentially use a map & compass, and use these skills on hiking expeditions.
Backwoods skills - How to build a shelter, make a fire & cook a simple meal.
Plus many other adventure activities such as rafting, canoeing, climbing, curling. We also make the scouts aware of their local communities, support charities, invite guest speakers eg. RNIB guide dogs.
Throughout the year we try to spend some nights away, traditionally these are, Climbing and Over night stay at a local climbing centre, May Bank Holiday expedition hike, weekend Camp in June, 7 Day Summer Camp in August and an overnight stay on board battle ship HMS Cavalier in October.