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A bit about Scouts…

The Scout section is third section of the Group and the first part of Scouting set up by Baden Powell in 1907. The section is open to young people between the ages of 10½-14 years. 1st Tackley and Heyford Scouts meet for an hour and a half every Wednesday evening.

The Troop is made up of young members who have moved up from the Cub Pack or those who have joined Scouting for the first time.  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.

At Scouts, the focus is on fun, socialising and the opportunity to learn skills that the young people might not pick up elsewhere.


Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing. Through their weekly meetings, Scouts will work towards various Activity Badges. Scouts are also encouraged to complete Activity Badges outside of the meetings – just bring the evidence in to show the leaders! A full list of Scout Activity Badges and their requirements can be found here.

The Scout Promise

The 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.

The Scout Motto

Be prepared.

Scout Uniform

Scouts wear a green blouse or shirt available online or locally at Top Sport in Kidlington. Scouts will be given a necker when they make their promise.

Scout Badges

Scouts will complete badges at their weekly meetings, and are encouraged to try to complete others in their own time. They should be sewn on to the shirt or blouse in the appropriate place.

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