Who are Scouts?
Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10 ½ to 14 who:
- Master new skills and try new things
- Make new friends
- Have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad
- Explore the world around them
- Help others and make a difference
Every week, we meet together in our Scout Troop to conquer the small task of changing the world.
What do Scouts get up to?
Discovering the world
Being a Scout is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.
Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will help you weather the storms of life, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school – working with trained volunteers to achieve whatever you set your mind to.
Starting small, thinking big
Scouts start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up.
Listening in, lending a hand
Scouts seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no – whether they’re taking part in their first ever camp away from home, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows.
Sound like fun? That’s because it is. All that’s missing is you.
What does a Scout Troop look like?
Our Scout Troop is led by trained adult volunteers who are on hand to share their skills and keep everyone safe.
Within our Troop, Scouts are part of a Patrol – smaller groups of Scouts who look out for one another, and help each other grow. Scouts usually gather in their Patrols at the beginning and end of meetings. They might also stick together on expeditions or trips away, or during certain activities.
The bigger Scout family
Scouts are probably the most well-known members of the global Scout family. Closer to home, we are also part of 3rd Wingerworth Scout Group – See here for more information.
Promises and Ceremonies
Every Scout is unique, but they find common ground in their shared Scout values, and make a promise to stick by them.
Every time a new Scout decides to join, they make their promise out loud in from of their leader and fellow Scouts. The process is known as being ‘invested’, and usually takes place a few weeks after you join, once you’ve had time to settle in.
The process usually takes place in the Scout Hut but has also been done at other events such as Camps.
Options for the promise can be found here.
Find out more;
Joining – Please go to our Membership Enquiry page.
Uniform purchase – The Chesterfield District Scout Shop can help.
Uniform / Badge Placement – click here.
Badges – For more information on the Badges Scouts can work towards click here.