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.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in International camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.
The Scout Promise is:
On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Scout Law is:
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout Motto is:
For the second time in a week, our Warren headquarters was alive with activity in the early hours. Forty four Young People were assembled along with 13 Adult Leaders ready to catch a coach to Manchester Airport. All were set for a week of activity at the Kandersteg...read more
Kicking off a summer of International Adventures, 67 young people aged 6 to 18 and 15 leaders met in the early hours of Saturday 11th August ready to depart for a week of fun in Ardres, France. After a coach journey through the night, the Group took the ferry over to...read more
Members from Red Troop visited Burnley Fire Station as part of their Fire Safety Activity Badge.Fire Fighter Lee Ferguson explained the role of him and his team to the Scouts who were keen to answer all of his questions.A tour of the fire station followed the...read more
Scouts from Purple and Grey Troops meet in the early hours of the morning to catch a train to London!18 Scouts boarded the 06:57 Virgin Pendalino Service to London Euston before seeing the sights that London has to offer.The tour of our capital city started off with...read more
14 Scouts from Grey Troop descended onto Bowley Scout Camp to take part in a survival camp. Upon arriving the Scouts had to build their own shelters then find their own food and wood using a map. Once the shelters had been built and supplies found they were tasked...read more
The Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May saw a first for the Group when our three Scout Troops came together for the first time on camp. Grey, Purple and Red Troop assembled at the Bowley Scout Camp site near Great Harwood for a weekend of fun which started with the...read more
When the 21 members of Red Troop arrived at Bowley international Scout Camp at 10am on Saturday the 28th April they were blissfully unaware of the hungry eyes peering at them through the trees. Unbeknownst to them and the wider world an experiment by a group of...read more
A cold March weekend saw Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders and Senior Patrol Leaders, together with the adult leadership team, come together for a weekend camp of a different style - all focused around leadership skills. Like all good camps, the weekend was...read more
23 Scouts, 1 Young Leader and 3 Leaders from Grey Troop braved the cold February weather and went to visit the Observatory in Todmorden. At the Astronomy Centre, the Scouts learned about constellations, nebulas, stars, planets and galaxies amongst other things. The...read more
Fresh faced and full of enthusiasm the members of Red Troop arrived on a somewhat chilly Friday evening to begin the first of hopefully many camps together. The tents went up and in some cases down then up again in the dark, with the more experienced members of the...read more