1st Warnbro Sound Scout Group: Scouts

Scouts is for young people aged between eleven and fifteen years old. At this point in their lives Scouts show great enthusiasm for activities that give them a sense of achievement and follow their special interests with intensity. Trained Leaders use these characteristics to help make Scouting an experience in which young people gain character- developing qualities while having fun. During their years in Scouts they aim to earn a series of Badges, which give them a knowledge of basic Scouting skills and mark achievements in areas such as citizenship, campcraft, air and water activities and improving the environment.

The Patrol System
Scouts do most activities in Patrols. A patrol is a group of 4-8 Scouts led by an older Scout who co-operate to achieve the things they want to do. This might be cooking food, building a raft or sailing a boat. Baden-Powell, the Founder of Scouting, recognised that young people enjoy forming small groups or gangs and he made use of this natural organisation and called it the Patrol System. The Patrol Leader also chooses an Assistant Patrol Leader subject to the approval of the Troop Council and Scout Leader. The Assistant Patrol Leader takes the place of the Patrol Leader when they are absent and otherwise assists in running the Patrol.

Troop Council
The Troop Council is composed of the Patrol Leaders of the Troop who meet regularly in the presence of the Scout Leader. The Troop Council is responsible for the broad program planning, routine Troop management and for the policies and operations of the Troop which are within the capacity of the experience of Scouts. It is also responsible for the expenditure of Troop funds. Training of Patrol Leaders is also partly carried out through the Troop Council.
The Scout Uniform consists of the dark blue shirt with the section colour, which is Green, across the sleeve, yoke and collar. The other components of the uniform are a blue belt, a scarf and woggle.
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