The Scout Section, which caters for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14, was the first to be formed by Baden Powell in 1907.
The Scout section is known as a Troop, and is divided into Patrols, normally containing between five and eight members each. One member is appointed as Patrol Leader and is responsible for assisting the younger members and the adult leaders to maintain order and standards throughout the Troop.
After investiture into the troop, members are expected to abide by the general principles of the Scout Association, incorporating the Scout Promise and Law:
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 to keep the Scout law.
- A Scout is to be trusted.
- A Scout is loyal.
- A Scout is friendly and considerate.
- A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
- A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
- A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of posessions and property.
- A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The troop offers a wide variety of activities, including rock climbing, camping, map reading, first aid and various other pursuits, designed to help young people develop into caring and responsible citizens. A major highlight for most members is the annual summer camp, which traditionally takes place during the last full week in August.
Meetings are held on Thursdays, between 7:45 and 9:15 pm during normal school term time.