Scouts (10.5-14)

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.

A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old.

The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Balanced Programme

The philosophy underpinning the programme is that every Scout should participate in a Balanced Programme over a period of time.

Programme has the widest possible interpretation and is not just all the activities that Scouts can take part in. It includes almost anything from archery to youth hostelling. It is also how we do those activities, known as the method, and why we do them, known as the purpose.


Challenges complement the balanced programme and have been developed to extend Scouts’ skills and experience.

The Challenges are optional and include the following:

  • The Outdoor Challenge
  • The Outdoor Plus Challenge
  • The Creative Challenge
  • The Fitness Challenge
  • The Global Challenge
  • The Community Challenge
  • The Adventure Challenge
  • The Expedition Challenge
  • The Promise Challenge



Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls