Scouts

The 2nd Nene has two Scout Troops.

Please see here for more details about APOLLO and CHALLENGER TROOPS.

We are very pleased that the success of the troops has been reflected in the number of Scouts staying with us from Cubs through to Explorers and the many new members who have recently joined.

Please note Cubs must liaise with the Troop via their Cub Scout Leader before coming to Scouts.

If you want any more information on HOW TO JOIN please use  Contact Us at the top of the page.

Location  –   See Meeting Locations

What are Scouts?

Scouts is for boys and girls aged between 10½ and 14 years, who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in ways that are both educational and fun. It is ideal for young people who  ant a break from the usual after school routine of homework, games and TV. With the emphasis on adventurous activities, action and involvement, Scouts means more than just camping. Hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, parascending, abseiling, First Aid, motor mechanics, electronics, amateur radio and photography are just some of the things they do. Their uniform of activity trousers, with teal green polo or long sleeved shirt, reflects their adventurous lifestyle. Each Scout Troop consists of small groups (usually called Patrols) of six to eight young people, one of whom is the Patrol Leader. The PLs share responsibility with the adult Leader for maintaining standards and training within the Troop. All Scouts are encouraged to take part in the decision-making process and regular Forums provide the chance for them to help in planning Troop activities.

Outdoor activities feature prominently in the Scout Troop. The highlights for most are the annual summer camp and the SWAN Sailing Expedition, and much of the rest of the year is devoted to preparing for these. Even in winter there may be Patrol hikes or weekend camps. Map reading, camp cooking, First Aid and other skills can be practiced at any time of the year.

Additional Information

SCOUT LEADERS
SCOUT UNIFORM
SCOUT INVESTITURE
APOLLO TROOP MEETING STANDARDS