Ages 10½ - 14
The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, after Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years (though there is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers at any age between 13½ and 14½).
Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings. Badges can be gained and life skills learned from many activities, and it’s a delight working with young people who are proud of their achievements.
Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts in Stourbridge:
- make their own decisions
- plan their own activities
- challenge themselves
- work as a team
- learn about leadership and commitment
- undertake outdoor activities and challenges
- help others
- undertake advanced proficiency schemes