Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the UK. Offering over 200 different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water zorbing, Scouting helps 6 – 25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

At Scouts, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life. In the Troop Scouts:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn emergency aid
  • Spend nights away – the summer camp is often the highlight of the year
  • Help others in the community
  • Cook, both at home and at camp
  • Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
  • Learn survival skills

Chris Lennoxsmith – Tuesday Scout Leader
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Jack Corps – Wednesday Scout Leader
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click here to find the Scouts Facebook page where you can request to join the closed group.

Scouting Basics

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.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. 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.

Balanced Programme
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.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

International Scouting
Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2007, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.

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.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Scout Leader Team

Meet our Scout Leader team, roll over the images for a snippet of each.

Tuesday (Folley) Troop

Chris Lennoxsmith
Scout Leader
Chris joined the troop in September 2010 and has been a scout leader for the last six years. He snuck into Cubs when he was still 7, and stayed in Scouts until he was well past 16. After 15 years of telling his wife he’d go back to it some day, she volunteered him! When real life intrudes he earns his keep writing and testing software in St. Ives.

Wednesday Night Troop

Jack Corps
Scout Leader
Jack’s Scouting career all took place in Edinburgh, working through the ranks from Beaver up to Scout Leader. Having gained all the awards known to scouting he decided that the 1st Royston Group needed his knowledge more than Scotland did so he re-located and is now part of the team. By day Jack works as a researcher in the laboratories at Johnson Matthey’s.
Mark Wilson
Assistant Section Leader
Mark really enjoyed Scouting as a child and again as a leader, so much so that he’s already done a stint in Beavers and has followed both his sons into Cubs. He loves helping children discover that they can achieve just about anything they put their minds to.

Scout Badges

Scout Promise, Law and Motto

The Scout Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the King,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law

The Scout Law
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
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.

The Scout Motto
Be Prepared.

Get in touch

This form is for general enquiries only, if you wish to sign your child up to the waiting list please click here for the waiting list signup form.