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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

Another Expedition Success for the 43rd Bristol Scouts

The second group of scouts from the 43rd Bristol undertook their Expedition Challenge Camp this weekend. Whilst it was glorious ...

Expedition Weekend A Sunny Success

Scouts from the 43rd Bristol Scout Group undertook their Expedition Challenge Badge this weekend in glorious sunshine. Carrying their kit, ...

43rd Bristol Scouts attended a Fantastic District Camp

Some scouts from the 43rd attended the annual Scout District Camp, held this year in the Mendips. They met with ...

43rd Bristol Scouts Create a Video Hoping to Connect with an International Scout Troop

The Scouts from the 43rd Bristol Scout Group spent the evening working on their international badge by helping to create ...

Scouts start to prepare for their Expedition Hike

Some of the 43rd Bristol Scouts started to prepare for their upcoming expedition weekend by hiking, by themselves, from Leigh ...

Local community comes together for annual Scout Christmas Tree Sale

The 43rd Bristol Scout Group held another very successful Christmas Tree sale on Saturday 9 December. Despite heavy rain, our ...

Fun Games Night for Scouts

Scouts started back this week with a night of games and team building to help our 10 new starters to ...

43rd Bristol Scouts Summer Camp

The 43rd Bristol Scouts had another successful summer camp at Woodhouse Scout Activity Centre last weekend. The weekend started with ...

Scouts Explore Inside the Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Scouts had a brilliant night exploring the Vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We explored vaults 4 and 5, ...

43rd Bristol Scouts help out at Bristol Half Marathon

An energetic team of scouts, leaders, parents and volunteer helpers all came together to support the organisers of this year’s ...