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All about our Scouts

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½  years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.


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.

Balanced Programme

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 traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

Meeting times

Scouts meet on a Thursday evening during the term time

Badges & awards

Badges & Awards for Scouts

Where to position Scouts badges on the uniform

Scout News

The 43rd have a brilliant time at Longleat

The Cubs, Scouts and a couple of Beavers had a wonderful day out at Longleat organised by our wonderful District ...
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Scouts Paint the Night in Light

43rd Bristol Scouts spent the night learning morse code with torches and experimenting with light painting! Great fun! ...
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43rd Scuba Diving Scouts

The Scouts have been scuba diving for the last three weeks at Thornbury Leisure Centre with the Hidden Depths Scuba ...
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The 43rd Scouts have been keeping busy !

The Scouts have been keeping very busy this term ! They did pioneering using broom handles, went on a hike ...
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The Scouts go trail riding in perfect sunshine !

It was great to get Baden Powell Troop together again after so long. The Scouts cycled to Ashton Court in ...
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43rd Scouts go Virtual !

The Scouts had their first virtual meeting on Zoom. It was great to catch up and have a bit of ...
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Scouts’ Tree Sale Sleepover

In preparation for our tree sale, the Scouts bravely slept in the hut the night before. Much pizza was eaten, ...
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Cubs Crazy Climbing Night

The cubs had a great time last week at the Redpoint climbing center. Thanks to the leaders for organising such ...
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Scout Camp 2019 !!!

The Scouts had a brilliant camp at Woodhouse; the weather couldn't have been more perfect, the food was epic and ...
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The Scouts do a 20km Cycle and Trail Ride.

The Scouts cycled to Ashton Court then did a blue trial. They cycled an amazing 20km in total ...
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