The Scout Troop
The Scout Troop is run by at least 2 Scout Leaders. All leaders are volunteers who give their time for free and receive special training for their role. The leaders are responsible for planning and running a programme of activities and games at Troop meetings and special events.
Group Scout Leader –
Scout Leader – Roy Abbotts
The troop meetings are held every Thursday night between 19.30 and 21:00 during school term time. The scout hut is located on Hearn Road in Hodnet (see map on main page).
The Scouts work in small groups called Patrols, which are led by older Scouts called Patrol Leaders and also Assistant Patrol Leaders (equivalent to the Sixer and Seconder in Cubs). Patrols take their names from animals.
Scouts wear a smart uniform consisting of a green shirt, blue activity trousers or grey school trousers, and black shoes. Uniform is available online at www.scoutshops.com.
We recommend that you obtain a larger size shirt than you normally would to allow it to fit throughout your child’s career in Scouts.
Our Hodnet group scarf, which is yellow and green, is supplied by us, as well as all the badges your child will need. If your child was a Cub, the badges can be transferred to the Scout shirt as soon as you have it. If they were not a Cub, the badges will be presented on their investiture into the Troop.
The illustration at the bottom of this page shows the positioning of the badges on the uniform.
We expect a high standard of appearance. Please encourage your child to take pride in this.
The Promise is :
On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law.
The Scout Law is:
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of
possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Scout programme provides a balanced and exciting range of activities based on seven zones. These are the Outdoor Scouting Zone, the Fitness Zone, the Discovering The World Around You Zone, the Creative Zone, the Beliefs and Attitudes Zone, the Caring and Community Zone and the Global Zone. There are many badges Scouts can earn through participation in these zones and through work at home.
The Ten Challenges
There are ten Challenge awards for Scouts as follows:-
The highest award within the Troop section is the Chief Scout’s Gold Award, and in order to achieve this a Scout needs to have attained all of the challenges listed below, plus two of the others.
- The Outdoor Challenge
- The Creative Challenge
- The Fitness Challenge
- The Global Challenge
- The Community Challenge
- The Promise Challenge
There are 69 Activity Badges a Scout can earn with a wide range of subjects available, each having their own laid down requirements. Some can be done within the Troop and some individually.