Scouts

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


Contacts:
Chris Lennoxsmith – Tuesday Scout Leader
email : folly_scouts@1stroystonscoutgroup.org.uk

Jack Corps – Wednesday Scout Leader
email : wednesday_scouts@1stroystonscoutgroup.org.uk

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.

Activities
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.

Structure
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.
Chris Lennoxsmith
Scout Leader (Tues Night)
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.
Patrick Leighton
Assistant Scout Leader (Tues Night)
Pat joined the team in July 2012, he started out in the world of Scouting as a Scout himself aged 10, after leaving at 16 he followed the natural progression into Venture Scouts, he then realised aged 40 that something was missing in his life and decided to get back involved as a Leader. He has since been employed as the Group Scout Leader. By day Pat owns a Graphic Design and Print Company based in Hertford.
Lorraine Duff
Assistant Scout Leader (Tues Night)
Lorraine (or Lozza as we like to call her), having run the 1st Royston Scout shop for a number of years decided the fun was to be had upstairs in the Hut. A strong supporter of the Royston Community, by day Lorraine works for GSK in Ware cataloging all their samples (my guess is their system has never been as organised)
Jack Corps
Scout Leader (Weds Night)
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.
Gerry Collison
Assistant Scout Leader (Weds)
Gerry is from Croydon Surrey where he was lucky to have his father as his Scout master. He now lives in Cambridge and when his step son’s Scout troop needed a new leader it seem natural for him to become one too. After a brief gap from being a leader, whilst helping with District, he decided he wanted to get back to hands on weekly Scouting so after a chat with Pat and Jack he joined us. To pay the bills Gerry does the one thing all his teachers said would never get him a job, Talk too much, he is a senior sales as advisor in Cambridge.
Glenn Cook
Assistant Scout Leader (Weds Night)
Glenn has two boys and a girl all of who are in Scouts, Cubs or Beavers, so in October 2014 he felt he should give something back to the movement and agreed to help out at a weekend camp as an adult helper. While there he was “ambushed” by Vic Rhind our then Group Scout Leader, and a few months later he became the latest recruit to our team. During the day Glenn works for a high street bank in Canary Wharf.
Nicola Waites
Assistant Scout Leader (Weds Nights)
Nicky joined the team in October 2013 she originally wanted to gain some experience with young adults and decided it was too much fun to leave so went into uniform! Previously, a rainbow, brownie and a girl guide Nicky is enjoying learning new skills along with the scouts. Nicky works at a local secondary school to earn her keep!
Abbie Foulger
Young Leader (Tues Night)
Abbie actually started out life as a Girl Guide, but being our Treasurer’s daughter she was invited to attend a weekend camp to keep another girl Scout company and then never looked back. Abbie is fearful of the camera stealing her spirit so this was the only way we could get a photo.
Joshua Leighton
Young Leader (Tues Night)
Son of ASL & GSL Pat, Josh started his career in the movement in Scouts. Having missed out on Beavers and Cubs he decided that 4½ years was not enough and decided to stay on as a Young Leader and also a member of Wilderness Explorers.

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 Queen,
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.

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