Scouts

Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things Scouts get up to.

Times

We meet on Wednesdays from 18.30-20.30 during school term time.

Aims

Scouts work in partnership with adults to:

  • enjoy what they are doing and have fun;
  • take part in activities indoors and outdoors;
  • learn by doing;
  • share in spiritual reflection;
  • take responsibility and make choices;
  • undertake new and challenging activities; and
  • make and live by their Promise.

Scout Promise

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

(Promises tailored for alternative religions as well as non-religious versions of the promise are also available)

Scout Law

  1. A Scout is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

Investiture

New Scouts typically attend 4-5 weeks prior to investiture (officially becoming a Scout) during which time they will get to know the Troop, understand the Scout Promise and Scout Law and learn a bit about the history of Scouting. When they are ready for the investiture ceremony, they will need a Scout shirt and will be presented with the 1st Redditch Scout Group neckerchief, woggle and their membership badge. (Uniform can be obtained from the local County Scout shop).

Subscriptions

Subscriptions are £3.50 per Scout, per week (during school term-time). We do ask for payment, regardless of whether or not your Scout attends, as half of our subs go towards insurances covering your children for the activities and the costs of maintaining our hut and equipment. The other half goes directly into the exciting programme we offer for the Scouts.