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Scouts (age 10½ to 14)

Sea Scouts Troop (Tuesday evenings)

The Sea Scout Troop meets on a Tuesday evening between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. The Sea Scout Leader is David Eyles. If you want to find out more about the Sea Scout Troop please contact David at davidjeyles@gmail.com.

Sea Scouting is a branch of Scouting, and is based on the same fundamental Scouting aims and methods as the Land Scouts. Sea Scouts follow the core balanced programme (see below) but then add a nautical twist to the programme and activities.

You can also visit our Sea Scout website at www.kidlingtonseascouts.org.uk.

Land Scouts Troop (Wednesday evenings)

The Land Scout Troop meets on a Wednesday evening between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm.  The Land Scout Leader is Andrew Davis. If you want to find out more about the Land Scout Troop please contact Andrew at adavisbronica@aol.com.

Balanced Programme

Both Sea Scouts and Land Scouts take part in a balanced programme which is split into six different programme zones (beliefs and attitudes; community; fit for life; creative expression; global; and outdoor and adventure). The programme is delivered using ten different methods. Over a period of time Scouts will take part in activities which cover all of the zones and make use of all of the different methods, but with approximately 50% of the programme falling within the outdoor and adventure zone.

When a young person joins the Scout Troop he or she will start by working towards the Scout Membership Award. This involves learning about the Troop and knowing the Scout Promise and Law and other rules of the Troop. The young person will also need to show that they know about Scouting more generally and that they know the Scout Motto, Sign, Salute and Handshake. He or she will usually attend several meetings before being invested as a Scout.

After a Scout has been invested they can start working towards the nine Challenge Awards which complement the balanced programme. If a Scout completes eight Challenges (six core challenges plus two additional outdoor based challenges) they earn the Chief Scout's Gold Award, the highest award available to Scouts.

Scouts can also work towards sixty-nine different activity badges and six different staged activity badges as well as three awards in association with other sections in the Group.

Scouts can also earn Joining In Badges to show how long they have been a part of the Scout Movement and a Moving On Award when they continue to Explorers.