Scouts "The Scouts started back after the summer break with an evening full of challenges team games. As we had five new Scouts joining us we also took the opportunity to look at the traditions within our troop and carry our a troop forum, which allows the young people to share ideas for future events and review past activities. The following week the Scouts took part in a Cluedo style wide game where the young people had to hunt a wooded area looking for the Leadership Team who had games containing people, places and a murder weapon. The next week the Troop was visit by 6 Explorers who had just completed their Silver DofE expedition by canoeing for 3 day down the River Wye. Following the presentation the Scouts took part in several water sport based activities looking at different water craft, as well as making their own paper canoe. For the last week in September the Scouts took part in a teamwork activity to escape the local village. Starting at the village hall, patrols needed to crack the codes to first unlock boxes which would give them access to the Scout Hut. Only problem was all members of the patrol were tied together" 🤣 Paul, Alex, Scott, Rhys, Reuben, Harriett, Kat & Dan Scout Leadership Team What are Scouts? Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged10 ½ to 14 who: Master new skills and try new things Make new friends Have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad Explore the world around them Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Scout Troops to conquer the small task of changing the world. 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. What do Scouts get up to? Discovering the world Being a Scout is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that will help you weather the storms of life, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school – working with trained volunteers to achieve whatever you set your mind to. Starting small, thinking big Scouts start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up. In a society that can often feel increasingly isolated and inward facing, Scouts build bridges and break barriers. Throughout history, they’ve played all sorts of useful roles in society, and this legacy continues today. Listening in, lending a hand Scouts seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no – whether they’re taking part in their first ever camp away from home, or writing their first line of code, or accepting the last of the toasted marshmallows. Sound like fun? That’s because it is. All that’s missing is you. Promises and Ceremonies Every Scout is unique, but they find common ground in their shared Scout values, and make a promise to stick by them. Making a promise when you join the Troop is a way of celebrating these values. Every time a new Scout decides to join, they chat through their promise with their leader before saying it out loud in front of their fellow Scouts. The process usually takes place once you’ve had a few weeks to settle in, and is known as being ‘invested’ into Scouts. Usually, the promise ceremony happens in a place you’ve chosen, or in a memorable place that means a lot to the group. It could be held in your usual meeting place, or it could happen around the campfire, or it could happen on a boat sailing the seven seas. Regardless, it’s a big celebration for all involved, and it’s not uncommon for family and friends to join your fellow Scouts as they cheer you on. Scouts choose the promise that best suits them. Atheist or of no faith background Buddhist Christian Hindu Humanist Jewish Muslim Sikh Atheist or of no faith background On my honour, I promise that I will do my bestto uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to The King,to help other peopleand to keep the Scout Law. Buddhist On my honour,I promise that I will do my bestto seek refuge in the Triple Gem, to do my duty to the King,to act with compassion towards all lifeand to keep the Scout Law. Christian On my honour,I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to God and to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Scout Law. Hindu On my honour,I promise that I will do my bestto follow my dharma and do my duty to the King,to act with compassion towards all lifeand to keep the Scout Law. Humanist On my honour,I promise that I will do my bestto uphold our Scout values, to do my duty to the Kingto help other peopleand to keep the Scout Law. Jewish On my honour,I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to God and to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Scout Law. Muslim In the name of Allah, the most beneficent and the most merciful,I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to Allah and then to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Scout Law. Sikh On my honour,I promise that I will do my bestto do my duty to Waheguru and to the King,to help other peopleand to keep the Scout Law.