Abermule Scout Group in Montgomeryshire

   Scouts, Cubs and Beavers for boys and girls aged 6 to 14


 

Scouts can work towards a number of activity and challenge badges. Here are just a few examples

Participation

Life Saver

Orienteering

Promise

Photographer

Nights Away

Hobbies

Expedition

Survival

Emergency

Outdoors

 

Scouts

Abermule Scout Group

Silent Movie November 2015

Abermule Scouts return to the movie set to create a new silent movie in November 15 based on helpful DIY tips that don't quite work out. Kenny Everett would have been proud of their efforts, watch it here or on YouTube:

Welcome to Scouting

The Troop meetings are on Thursday evenings between 7:00 pm and 8:45 pm, September to July excluding half term holidays

Scout Uniform

All Scouts are expected to wear full Scout uniform to and from Troop meetings and activity wear. This not only gives the children a sense of membership and more freedom, but also preserves the uniform for important occasions and parades.

The Scout uniform is green Scout shirt, navy trousers, Scout woggle, and Gold neckerchief. Soft shoes such as trainers should be worn to troop meetings; navy or black shoes should be worn for parades, etc. Uniforms can be purchased from Club Sports, Newtown or the online Scout Shop.

Aims of Scouting

The Scout Troop's aim is to promote the development of young people and to enable them to achieve their full potential. This is accomplished by an enjoyable and fun-filled scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law. Scout leaders traditionally use nautical names such as Skipper, Bosun, Ensign and Coxswain and parents are asked to participate through a Parent Rota system.

The Troop

The Scout Troop caters for children between 10 and 14 years old. The Troop consists of small units (patrols) of six to eight scouts, led by a Patrol Leader (PL) who shares responsibility with the adult Leaders for maintaining standards and training of other members of the patrol. The Scout leaders are Skipper and Bosun and other helpers have undertaken designated training in order to run an imaginative and active programme.

Investiture

Parents are invited to their child's investiture into the Troop, during which they make their promise.

The Scout 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 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 world-wide family of Scouts
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of his time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

Scout Salute & Sign

The Scout sign is made by holding your right hand at shoulder height in the position shown on the right. It is used whenever someone makes or renews their Scout Promise. The three outstretched fingers represent the three main parts of the promise and the circle between thumb and little finger represents the world-wide family of Scouting. The Scout salute is made by holding your right hand in the same position, but with your first finger pointing to your right eyebrow (and your elbow out). It is used when in full uniform as a formal greeting or sign of respect e.g. when hoisting/breaking open the union flag.

Scout Handshake

Scouts across the world all greet each other with a left-handed handshake and that it is a sign of trust and friendship but why did and how did Baden Powell come to decide to use it when he formed the Scout Movement There is a story that when Baden Powell  was met by one of the Great Chiefs of the Ashanti, he saluted them and then offered his right hand out as a sign of friendship, but the Chief transferred his shield which he held in his left hand to his right which contained his spear and offered his left hand as a sign of friendship. When asked why Baden Powell was told that by offering his left hand which traditionally was used to hold a shield for protection he was showing his trust to his enemy or friend for with out the shield for protection he was open to attack.

The Scout Training Programme

Outdoor activities feature prominently. The highlight for most Scouts is the Summer Camp and much of the year is devoted to preparing for this, learning skills such as fire making, first aid, orienteering, map reading and camp cooking. Activities are grouped into 6 Programme Zones designed to encourage and support children as they move through Scouts. Each zone represents a different development area in a young person's life and provides a balanced range of activities, these are:

  • Values and Relationships: This zone provides opportunities to explore and develop Scouting values, personal attitudes and a range of beliefs. It is at the heart of all our Scouting activities.

  • Community Service: This zone helps Scouts explore the community in which they live, discovering local people, places and facilities. It also gives them the opportunity to offer help and service.

  • Physical Recreation: This zone focuses on activities to improve fitness, promote personal health and increase awareness of personal safety through a variety of games.

  • Skills: This zone provides opportunities for young people to learn new skills ranging from meteorology to wildlife conservation to leadership skills.

  • Global: This zone helps Scouts to discover the similarities and differences in lifestyle, cultures and environments, both locally and from around the world.

  • Outdoor and Adventure: In this, the largest zone, are all the activities connected with camping and the great outdoors. It is full of opportunities to learn not just the traditional Scouting skills associated with hiking and camping, but also those needed for adventurous activities such as climbing, caving, canoeing and sailing.

Each scout is encouraged to achieve the Gold Chief Scout's Award during their time with the troop done by completing 8 challenge awards. There are also numerous activity badges that can be gained.

Subscriptions /Membership

Subscriptions are collected at the start of each half term. Membership is paid yearly.
Cheques can be made payable to Abermule Scout Group.

Camping

Scouts can expect to go camping from so be prepared and read the KIT LIST.

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Address: Abermule Community Centre         Email:enquiries@abermulescoutgroup.org.uk