Being a Scout
When you join Scouts, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.
Activities and what you’ll get up to
Build and develop your confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills. Explore you beliefs and attitudes and be creative. Gain independence and put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It starts with an award. Who knows where it might lead?
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!
When Do We Meet
The 3rd Frodsham Scout Troop usually meet on Wednesday evenings from 19:00 to 21:00 during the autumn and spring terms at the Scout Hut and 18:30 until 21:30 in the summer term at Frodsham Sailing Club, unless they are enjoying themselves outside the normal meeting place.
Scouts borrows a great deal of its structure from the Lord Baden Powell’s experience in the military. The scout section is known as a Troop, with scouts being organised into Patrols. We have four Patrols in our Scout Troop:-
Each scout wears their Patrol badge on their right arm below the District Badge. Each Patrol is made up of around 6-8 scouts of a range of ages and new scouts normally join a patrol in which they know at least one person. Each Patrol is led by a Patrol Leader (PL) helped by an Assistant Patrol Leader (APL); these are scouts who have demonstrated their competence, good behaviour and been a good example to those in the Troop.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
As Sea Scouts and to maintain our Naval recognition, the summer term is spent on the water, usually at Frodsham Sailing Club, on the River Weaver. We also enjoy excursions to:
- Colwyn Bay Watersports at Port Eirias on the North Wales coast – for Sailing and Windsurfing taster sessions and RYA qualifications
- Manley Mere – learning the basics of Sailing and Paddle boarding and enjoying the Adventure Trail, while we are there!
- River Dee – having fun in Bell Boats and practicing kayaking and canoeing skills in a different environment.
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is 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 yachting, Ice climbing to Gliding.
All Scout sections rely upon a ‘training’ scheme in the form of badges to track progress of the scouts and to provide a feeling of achievement. However, scouting is not just about badges, the ‘games’ and adventurous activities are very important to scouting, not just because they are enjoyable, but because they are also important in the young persons development.
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in International camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.
We welcome parents and carers to come in at anytime if they want to know more, or even become an occasional helper. If you have any questions regarding the programme then please come in and speak to the Scout leaders or use the contact form here to contact the Scout Leader.
Scout Leader: Lorna McTigue
Assistant Scout Leader: Neil Ratcliffe
At fourteen years of age, we help Scouts continue their adventure and transition to Explorers, the next stage in Scouting for 14-18 year olds.