Why Be A Scout?
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life. Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities which may include the troop as a whole or individual patrols. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.
There are a lot of outdoor opportunities which is important in scouting and they are included in the programme which gives scouts the opportunity to take part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking,and pioneering.
A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.
1st Aboyne headquarters hut in the centre of the village.
Monday Nights – 7pm-9pm
We do not run during school holidays
- David Cain
- Fiona Culbert