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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

Local Residents support Scout Christmas Tree Sale

The 43rd Bristol Scout Group’s annual Christmas Tree Sale was held on Saturday 1 December. Gates opened at 8am and ...
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Halloween Fundraiser !

A big thanks to We💚Stoke Lodge for organising and running our hellish Halloween fundraiser. We raised £400 for our new ...
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Crazy Magic at the 43rd !

Josh's Magic put on a crazy show for the Scouts. Afterwards, the Scouts did some of their own magic and we ...
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A night hike to shake off the cobwebs.

It was perfect weather for a night hike from Ashton Court to the Hut ...
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The Scouts do tower building, we think !

We asked them to build a tower from newspapers ! ...
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Sainsbury’s Tour and Doughnuts !

For their first night back the Scouts had a cracking tour around Sainsbury's and stuffed their faces with doughnuts, there ...
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43rd Bristol Scouts Newsletter 2018

Please take a few minutes to learn more about our Group and all the many wonderful activities we have been ...
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Scout Camp Scorcher

Despite scorching temperatures, the Scouts had a cracking time on camp at Woodhouse Activity Centre. It was a big team ...
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Scouts Raise £150 at their Fundraising Spectacular

The Scouts ran a fundraising spectacular at Canford park as part of their fundraising badge. £150 was raised just that ...
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Cycling in Leigh Woods

Scouts' finish off their cyclist badge with a trail ride in Leigh Woods. There were some very tired legs ! ...
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