What do scouts do?

Scouts is the third section in the scouting family, and is typically seen as the original section.

Scouts are typically 10½ – 14yrs old and we generally hold a troop night every Friday evening during term time. The Scouts have 2 troops (‘All Saints’ and ‘Montagu’) and we run an active and varied programme.

A typical troop night involves: flag break, a game, some educational / informative session, followed by a second game and a final flag break to end the evening.

For the educational / informative session, we perform varied activities such as: map reading, bike maintenance, first aid, tying knots, arts and crafts etc. On occasion, we also invite guests from other organisations to explain who they are, what they do and how they help the local community.

In addition to troop nights, we also organise other exciting and adventurous activities such as camps, tall ship sailing, hikes, cycle rides and visits to other local organisations. We also maintain links with the local church and community.

Due to the popularity of Scout section, we have formed two Scout troops:
– ‘All Saints’ based at our main ‘home’ in the All Saints Centre, and
– ‘Montagu’ based at the West Gosforth Scouts hall in Kenton.
The two troops usually meet independently but often unite for special meetings and are always together for camps, hikes etc.

Due to the origins of the Scout section, both Scout troops are regarded as Sea Scouts. To this end, our Scouting programme does include some water-based activities and camps. These activities complement the wider aspect of our exciting and adventurous programme.

For further information relating to each of these Scout troops, including how you might apply if you wish your child to join, please refer to the menu above or follow the links to the relevant page.