The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years.
We have weekly troop meeting during school term time every Wednesday 7pm until 8:30pm.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.
Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
A Scout Troop is divided into smaller groups called Patrols. Our patrols are Cobra, Bulldog, Badger & Lion.
Bio: Being one of the founding members of Haworth Scouts when it re-opened back in 2000 has meant I've been able to watch it grow and positively impact so many young people in the communty.
Scouting is not about kids 'playing army' or messing around with freinds, it's an afforable, inclusive environment where young people develop new skills and freindships. Some many fond memories are created in Scouting that shape each and every childs future for the better.
Bio: Scouting has really helped my confidence and develop my leadership skills. It's not just the children that learn new skills, being a Scout Leader has opened up a whole varierty of experiences!
Through the support and training of the Scouting Association I have been able to gain qualifications in climbing, bellboating, axethrowing and fencing; thats just naming only a small selection of skills I could develop and share with the Scout troop.
Our Scouts will complete badgework in their patrol, take on challenges and games with their patrol. Being part of a patrol helps each individual develop and learn, it also fill them with a sense of belonging to a close group of like-minded individuals.
Because troop numbers are endlessly changing, the size and membership of each patrol alters also. Some Scouts may find themselves being a member of more than one patrol by the time they age out of Scouts.
Each Patrol is led by a Patrol leader (PL) and Assistant Patrol Leader (APL), these positions of trust are awarded to some Scouts that not only show a good competency in Scouting skills, but are responsible and naturally care for other members. Our PL & APL are the beacons of a modern, model Scout, that younger members can look up to.
Patrol Leader &
Assistant Patrol Leader
Every aspect of Scouting has meaning, from the way we salute and shake hands to our World Scout Award.
At Haworth Scouts we aim to provide an exciting, varied programme of Games, Challenges and Learning that encourage development, and interest in trying new things and building new relationships.
We work hard to not only instill in our young members the traditional values of Scouting, but also work very hard to keep it relevent to the young members of today.
The values we try to encourage in our Scouts can be found in our Worldwide Scout Promise and Scout Laws. These are the core fundementals of Scouting that all members promise to live by when they fully enrol into a Troop. Without the Scout Promise and Scout Law guiding us, there wouldn't be much seperating us from any other Youth organisation.
In Scouting there are many oppertunities to learn and develop new skills and experiences. There are also lots of ways we can recognise achievement and reward accomplishments. Largley these are in the form of badges. We do encourage our Young members to work towards badges of their interest and Scouts can work for as many or as fewer badges as what suits them.
For one Scout, acheiving the highest award of Chief Scout Gold could be the ultimate goal. For another Scout overcoming a fear of water and acheiving their time on water or swimming award could be a landmark goal. We aim to cater for the entire spectrum and will work closely with our young members overcome all challenges.
Our bafges are catergorised as:
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.
In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.