Scouts

“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 Promise

We run two Scout Troops at Randwick Scout Group – one on a Thursday evening and one on a Friday evening. Each troop is run by a Leader who is supported by parent helpers. Our Leaders plan and organise a varied and adventurous programme of termly activities.

As the oldest members of Randwick Scout Group, Scouts are encouraged to develop their independence by participating in a wide range of activities. Participation is key to gaining both challenge awards and badges to recognise Scouts’ achievements.


Scout’s Monthly Blog…

During the latest lockdown several of our Scouts planned and carried out their own expeditions within family bubbles, therefore to start preparing the rest of the Scouts for their Expedition Challenge award, these Scouts helped introduce everyone to different types of food that could be carried on a two day expedition.  Scouts where show how to assemble and using a Tangia stove safely then were presented with an array of food, some suitable and some unsuitable for expedition, and asked to choice and cook the food
comparing it’s nutrition value, ease of cooking and other factors to see which type was best to carry on an expedition.

The following week the Scouts finished off their Emergency Aid 3 badge by looking at heat exhaustion, hypothermia, bleeding and asthma.

In preparation for our expedition training day Scouts were given a navigation task using a completed route card.  This helps them get used to how a route card is led out and the information they may see in one.  The following Saturday several Scouts took part in an expedition training day where they spent several hours mapping and planning a 8km route, looking at distance travelled, height gained whilst walking and the total time taken to carry out the hike.  For most of our Scouts this was the first time they had hiked with any weight on the backs.  The only things missing were tents, cooking stoves and group food.