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What We Do

Pioneer Scout Troop

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About the Troop

The Pioneer Scout Troop is for boys and girls aged 11 to 15 years.

We meet on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Scout hut during our Term Dates.

During the term we also exchange a few nights of meeting at the hut with meeting down the local woods for more outdoor activities, in the past they have included: sausage sizzle on an open fire, flour powered warfare, trying to boil an egg with just a tin can and building rafts.

Outside weekly meeting time we also arrange Bivvi Camps, Museum visits, Theatre visits, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Summer Camp to name just few! We have written a term activities blog here, to give you a feel for what a term is like.

What is it like to be a Scout?

Being a Scout is about trying new things and being surrounded by other Scouts who are trying new things too!

Scouting offers exciting opportunities & activities which encourage achievement, leadership, teamwork and most importantly, confidence that anything is possible!

At the heart of Scouting is badge work, each Scout will work their way through the badges of their choosing, for example: Swimmers Badge, Marksmen Badge, Athletes Badge, etc. Not all badges are chosen by the Scout however, there are a group of core badges known as the Service Badges and these badges will be gained as the Scout progresses through the Troop.

The Services Badges include: The Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Badges which are awarded in that order. When a Scout joins the Troop the first badge they work on is the Tenderfoot Badge, after completing the short list of requirements for this badge the Scout can then be invested into the Troop. This badge introduces the concepts of Scouting and its founding principles, after completely the badge the Scout can make the decision whether or not they want to formally join the Scouting movement and become part of the world wide community of Scouts.

BADGES can be achieved in addition to the Scout section Progress work. and the requirements for each for the Scout section can be found on the Baden-Powell Scouts Association (BPSA) web site through the following link:

Scout Section Proficiency badges

If you would like to find out more about Scouting and our group, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@1stblackwatervalleyscouts.co.uk, we would love to hear from you!

Troop & Patrols

At the centre of being a Scout there is the Troop, the Troop consists of all the Scouts and Leaders that belong to the Scout Group section. The Troop is split up into a number of smaller groups called Patrols, these normally consist of between 4 to 6 Scouts.

Each Patrol has two older Scouts elected as Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. Activities are normally carried out in Patrols, however, when undertaking larger tasks such as building a bridge for example, each Patrol would be allocated a particular part of the task in order to accomplish the task as a whole.

Patrol Activity Brownsea Island