Scout Section Joining Booklet

Synthonia Scout Group

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What is Scouting?

Scouts are young people usually aged

Between 10½ years & 14½ years of age. They belong to the third of 4 sections in the Scouting family. Young people can join Scouts 3 months after there 10th birthday . They can move to the next section,

Explorers between 14½ and 15 years of age.

Synthonia Scout Troop meets on a Tuesday night in the Synthonia Scout Hut on

Greenwood Road. We start at 6.30pm and

finish at 9pm.

We do lots and lots of things:

Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, making models, going on visits, and helping others, we have beach parties, cooking competitions. We also do things like archery, canoeing, sailing, climbing and many other

activities

We go on a week long camp in tents over the summer, we also have weekend camps and there is a family weekend once a year where our mums, dads, brothers and sisters can come along.

When we arrive on a Tuesday night, we split up into small groups called Patrols and we work as a team to

complete the activities set by the leaders. Each Patrol has some one in charge called a Patrol Leader or PL and he has a helper called an Assistant Patrol Leader or APL.

Our Promise is:

On My Honor I promise,

To do my best.

To do my duty to God and the Queen,

To help other people,

And to keep the Scout law.

 

And the Scout Motto Is : Be Prepaired

There are lots of different badges that we can

work towards while joining in with the Cub Scout

activities, including badges for swimming. You

can get more information on all the

badges available from your leader.

Nothing Yet!

First of all we would like you to come

down to Scouts for 3 weeks to see if you enjoy yourself.

Then if you decide you have had lots of fun and

would like to join, ask your mum or dad to fill in the

Joining Form included with this booklet. And bring

it with you to your next Scout night.

The Scout Uniform

The Uniform consists of :

a Teal Green shirt &

navy blue activity trousers.

The Group Scarf (a green & white)

Uniforms can be bought from a number of places, any shop that sells school uniforms usually sell the

beaver, cub & Scout Uniforms as well.

There are Also two Scout shops

in the area that sell uniforms, ask a

leader for information or you can

even buy your uniforms on line,

www. scout base.org.uk has a link

to Outdoor stores, were you can

buy other scouting & camping

equipment.

Outdoors sell the uniforms at the following price:

Scout Shirt £17.00, you can wear either black school trousers, Navy blue combat trousers, or you can buy the scout association trousers if you wish.

What it costs to join the Scout Troop:

 

There is a small joining fee of £20 this joining fee pays for the following items:

Scout log book

Group Scarf (Neckerchief & woggle)

Initial Badges (Synthonia Badge, TVN Badge

Cleveland Badge & World Scout Badge)

 

The subscription fees are £3 per week, which you can pay at the beginning of the month or at the start of each term, these fees are payable for every week (even if you don’t attend you will be asked to pay any arrears), This pays for the National Scout Capitation fee (insurance), and for the running costs of the Scout Group (Cub Scout resources & craft materials, electricity, heating, water & maintenance)

 

Please note: The Scout Group has to raise all its own money to continue to provide the scouting

experience for young people, We get no money from the government, we are not funded in any way. And the leaders do not get paid for all the long hard work they put in, we are all volunteers.

Moving On

When a Scout reaches

the age of 14½ its time

for him to move up to

the Explorer Scout section.

A new award has been

introduced Called ‘The moving-on award’. This badge has been set up to help with the transfer from the Scout Section to the Explorer Scout Unit. All the Scout has to do to gain this award is attend 3 Explorer Scout Unit meetings, while still attending the Scout section, and learn how the Explorer scout Unit operates.

For more information Call:

Mark Anderson

Group Scout Leader

Tel: 07854508757