Scouts planted half a million trees across the UK in 2007, to mark the centenary of Scouting.

Scouts is the third section of the Scouting family and is for young people usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. They wear a teal green shirt or blouse and navy blue activity trousers or skirt along with the necker of their Group.

Scouts usually meet once a week and 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 outdoor cooking. It is designed to help them to develop as independent, confident individuals with a respect for other people and their surroundings. Finding out about the world in which they live, encouraging them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and developing their creative talents is an important part of the Scout programme.

Scouts have a Motto, Promise and Law which they learn before they are formally invested into the Troop. For Scouts who want to be recognised for their achievements, there are Challenge Awards and Activity Badges, which can be worn on their uniform. The highest Challenge badge is the Chief Scout’s Gold Award.

Richmondshire operates 6 Scout Troops, which are located at Barton, Catterick Garrison, Catterick Village, Richmond, Fremington(Reeth) and and Leyburn. Cubs who wish to transfer to Scouts from Colburn would normally go to Catterick Garrison.

Please contact us for details of dates, venues and start times if your child is interested in joining Scouts in Richmondshire District or, if you have got an interest in helping us out, then please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls