Scouts aims to build upon some of the skills set out in Cubs; to build the confidence of the young person, to take them out of their comfort zone and build their sense of adventure.  Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme.  The range of activities is far greater, and usually more physical, than anything Beavers and Cubs do. Activities can include rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, survival camps and caving to name but a few.  “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach.  For Scouts who want to be recognised for their achievements, there are a number of Challenge Awards and Activity Badges that can all ultimately lead to the greatest award in Scouting, the Chief Scout Gold.

The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, following Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years.  It is the largest age range in all of Scouts and therefore there is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½. It all varies from scout to scout.

We have 2 Scout Troops at 79th Reading; Centurion Scouts meet on a Thursday night between 7pm and 9pm and Chieftain Scouts who meet on a Friday night between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Please take a look at both troup’s pages to see which one you may prefer.



Thursday evenings


Friday evenings