Our Troops

Scouts are boys and girls aged between 10½  and 14 years. Scouts enjoy a wide range of adventures and activities both indoors and out. Scouts camp, explore, hike, collect badges, play games, learn practical skills, make friends and have fun.

Scouts are one of the sections that makes up the wider Scouting movement. The ideal behind Scouting is for young people to grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities. Scouts follow a balanced programme which covers physical, intellectual, social and spiritual activities.

Scouts are grouped in patrols named after wild creatures and wear a patrol badge to show this. Each patrol is led by a Patrol Leader, who is assisted by an Assistant Patrol Leader, who help the leaders to run the Troop by participating in a troop forum.

The uniform consists of a Scout shirt, activity trousers, belt and necker. Follow this link for information about the position of badges on the Scout uniform.

Here at the 8th Alton Group we have two Scout Troops. Our Pathfinders troop meets on Thursday evenings from 19:15 to 21:00 and our Pioneers troop meets on Friday evenings from 19:00 to 21:00.