Scouts

The Scouts are boys and girls aged between 10½ and 14 years.

We have two troops; Burbage Troop meet on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm led by Jim Wild, Steve Hale and Geoff Tampin  and Stanage Troop, who meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm led by John Monaghan, Steve Dugdale and Sara Gibson.

Scouts is the third section in the Scout Group. They take part in a balanced programme which 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 about half of our programmes are given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to sailing.

To contact the leaders of either of our troops, click on the appropriate link: Burbage Troop or Stanage Troop

Uniform

Scouts have a uniform – a green shirt and polo shirt, a 142nd Group neckerchief and a woggle (please choose a leather one, they’re more environmentally friendly!). You can buy all these items at the Scout Shop on Trippet Lane.

The Scout Shop has a loyalty scheme which we use to purchase badges and materials for the Colony. Please give the loyalty points ‘till bill’ to Squirrel in Wednesday colony or any leader.

You can purchase uniform on-line here: https://www.scout-and-guide-shop.co.uk/

The Group neckerchief is silver grey with a purple 2″/50mm stripe: https://tinyurl.com/142Necker

Details of where badges go on the shirt are here

Progress

When your child reaches 14 , the final section to join is Explorers. 142nd Sheffield hosts Forge Explorers. We will be talking to Scouts about their move to Explorers well in advance. You can contact the leaders here

You can find out more about Explorers and Forge Explorer Unit which meets at the Group’s HQ by clicking here