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Scouts is open to young people aged 10 to 14 years old. Each of our two Scout Troops is run by it’s Scout Leader, Assistant Leaders and Young Leaders. The Scout Leader, along with the Patrol Leaders is responsible for the programme, planning and training.  The Scouts are organised into groups of 6 to 9 called patrols. The patrols are named after different animals, and are made up of a mix of age ranges. Each patrol is led by a Patrol Leader.

As well as a huge variety of activities, training throughout the year is geared towards our ten day summer camp. Camping is one of the main activities that Scouts undertake and full attendance at camp is considered very important. We usually hold three weekend training camps at our field near Cribbs Causeway. The Scouts build their own camp sites as patrols, cook their own meals on open fires and take part in activities such as pioneering, patrol challenges, orienteering and archery. At the 26th the two Scout Troops are run by a team of Leaders, who are assigned to each Troop, but for most Scout activities/camps away from Northcote the Troops join together.

During the four years at Scouts each young person has the opportunity to complete their Chief Scouts Gold Award, which is the highest award available in the Scout section and shows a Scout has gained a wide range of knowledge and skills.

Meeting Times
Bentley Troop – Tuesday night 7:30 to 9:15
Loach Troop   – Wednesday night 7:30 to 9:15

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.

Alternative Scout Promises

Scout Law
A Scout is to be trusted. A Scout is loyal. A Scout is friendly and considerate. A Scout belongs top the worldwide family of Scouting. A Scout has courage in all difficulties. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

Uniform
Teal Green long sleeved Scout shirt or blouse. Navy blue Scout activity trousers with a leather Scout belt. Group scarf and woggle. Extra items – Short-sleeved shirt and Activity shorts.  When your child is invested they will receive the Group scarf, woggle and badges. You need to buy the Shirt, Trousers & belt.

Scout Badges & Awards
Scout Awards & Badges
Where to position badges on the Scout uniform

Subs & joining & activity Form
Subs are £40 per term
Joining Form
Camp & general activity permission form for Scout Section

Camping
Camping dates for 2019
Summer Camp information 2019
Kit List
PL camp survival guide
Gadget Guide

Parental help
The Scout section does not have a weekly parent rota, but welcomes all parents to help out where they can, either on a Troop night or to help with the camping – particularly helping the leaders to set up, and clear up from camps attended by your children.  Some mums and dads even welcome the opportunity to camp with the troop for a night or two!  We will provide the tent and food – although you can use your own.

History
Our Scouts started in 1910, and we have had Scouts at Northcote ever since.  Until 1980 the Scout Troop met twice a week, the weekly Troop meeting and again on Saturday afternoons. Throughout the eighties and most of the nineties the 78th Brownies and Guides also used to met at Northcote.  Then in January 1997 the Guide Leaders formed the second Scout Troop.  The two troops were then named after people who had major involvement with the Group over a number of years  “Bentley” after Ron Bentley.  Ron was an assistant leader, Group QM and life long supporter of the 26th.  “Loach” after Bill Loach MBE.  Bill was the Scout Leader from 1966 to 1988 and the Group President until his death in 2003.  Bill received his MBE for services to Scouting. To read more about Northcote see here