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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

Scouting Adventures at 43rd Bristol Scout Group

Litter picking on the banks of the Avon Gorge, Aeronautical engineering and Backwoods cooking ! ...
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Cubs and Scouts Longleat Adventures

Cubs and Scouts have a cracking day at Longleat organised by Cabot District ...
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Scouts Learn CPR

University of Bristol Medical Students (CPR in Schools, CPRiS) run a 1st Aid session covering lifesaving CPR, choking and bleeding ...
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Leaders Gain Deserved Recognition at Founders Day Sunday Service

We had an interesting Church service for Founder's Day on Sunday with a great turnout of Cubs after they had ...
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Scouts Brave the Cave

Scouts braving the cold on a Thursday evening to work towards their caving badge ...
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Scouts Join the Circus

The Scouts clowning around doing circus skills! ...
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Scouts Go Adventuring

The scouts have been having a great time adventuring with a night hike from Ashton Court and a challenging caving ...
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Scouts in Police Training

The Scouts had a great talk by the police on what the job entails as well as some valuable tips ...
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A Good First Night Back for Scouts with Tower Building

Although it's not always obvious exactly what some of the Scouts are doing (!) , generally they were building towers ...
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