For boys and girls aged between 11 to 14 and a half years old.
Our Scout Troop meet on Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Our Scout Troop is run by Flora, and is assisted by Alberto, and Dee.

The Scout Troop is based upon the ‘Patrol system’ which encourages leadership and responsibility. This involves small groups of young people working, learning and playing together in a patrol; led by someone of a similar age, and supported and guided by a team of highly trained adults.

They have a very full programme of activities such as: Caving, Cycling, Sailing, Wall Climbing, Abseiling, Air Rifle shooting, Archery, Mountain Walking, Camping and travelling abroad. They also have the opportunity to be involved in many District and County run events, such as camp cooking, night hikes and various training courses.

Some may also have the opportunity to take part in the World Scout Jamboree, which is held every four years. 

The Scout Promise

Every Scout is unique, but they find common ground in their shared Scout values, and make a promise to stick by them.

Making a promise when you join the Troop is a way of celebrating these values. Every time a new Scout decides to join, they chat through their promise with their leader before saying it out loud in front of their fellow Scouts.  

The process usually takes place once you’ve had a few weeks to settle in, and is known as being ‘invested’ into Scouts. Usually, the promise ceremony happens in a place you’ve chosen, or in a memorable place that means a lot to the group.

It could be held in your usual meeting place, or it could happen around the campfire, or it could happen on a boat sailing the seven seas. Regardless, it’s a big celebration for all involved, and it’s not uncommon for family and friends to join your fellow Scouts as they cheer you on.

Scouts choose the promise that best suits them. Below are two promises that are commonly used in our troop.

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
to uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to The Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to God and to the Queen,
to help other people
and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Law

  • A Scout is to be trusted.
  • A Scout is loyal.
  • A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  • A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  • A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  • A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  • A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

Uniform

To be worn at Beavers and when we go on Scouting Events

  • Group neckerchief with woggle (supplied by Group)
  • Blue Sea Scout shirt
  • Scout activity trousers or smart black school trousers
  • Smart black shoes (For formal events)
  • Comfortable shoes (For activities and everything else)

Optional Uniform

Optional uniform is not essential, but can be advantageous.

  • Activity trousers

Sweatshirt, activity trousers and other Scout Branded items can be purchased locally at PMG Schoolwear or online at Scout ShopsOne Stop Scouting, and Glasgow Scout Shop .

Badges

Scouts can achieve a large and varied range of challenge & activity badges that cater for every taste, skill and capability. There are also core badges for joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement. 

The progressive training scheme leads to the Chief Scout’s Gold Award in this section.

The ultimate goal for all Scouts is to achieve their Queen’s Scout Award – the highest and most difficult award and one that carries numerous benefits and is recognised by employers to have the same status as many professional qualifications.

Subs

Scouting is a charity and all our leaders and helpers are unpaid volunteers. However, we do need to charge subscriptions to cover the cost of running the group but we keep these as low as we possibly can. 

Details of current rates can be found here.

We also charge a one-off fee payable when the Scout is formally invested into the Group. This helps to cover the cost of the neckerchief and woggle provided as well as the membership fee to The Scout Association.

Joining Us

Our group is well attended and sometimes there will be a waiting list. To make an enquiry about places, please email our Beaver Leader at scouts@16hw-scouts.org.uk

More membership information can be found on our Join Us page.

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