Scouts Section FAQ’s
1. Where do we meet
2. When do we meet
3. Age range
4. Directions to camps and events
5. How much does it cost
6. Uniform – where to get it
7. Uniform – what to get
9. Badges – where to sew them
10. Badges – what do you do to get them
11. Investiture – what’s it all about
12. The Scout Promise
13. The Scout Law
14. The Scout Sign
15. The Scout Motto
16. Scout left hand shake
- 1. Where do we meet
- We generally meet at the Leasowe Hall – see “How to find us” for directions.
Scouts are often out and about though so check out the programme given out at Scout Section meetings.
- 2. When do we meet?
- We generally meet every Thursday from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
Scouts are often out and about though so check out the programme given out at Scout Section meetings. Scouts tend to meet throughout the year with a short break over Christmas.
- 3. Age range
- Age 10½ to 14 (inclusive).
- 4. Directions to camps and other events
- Click here to view directions to camps and other events.
- 5. How much does it cost?
- We ask children to pay subs which cover the cost of meetings – check out “Subs and Gift Aid” for further details.
- 6. Uniform – Where to get it
- Uniform is available locally in Lichfield City Centre from:
Buxton and Bonnet
6-10 Bakers La, Lichfield, WS13 6NF. Tel. 01543 262 071
38 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JJ. Tel. 01543 255474
- 7. Uniform – What to get
- The basic Scout uniform is:
- Teal Green Scout Shirt
- Navy Blue Scout Activity Trousers
- Scout Belt with a Scout Buckle emblem
- They will receive a Woggle and Necker when they are Invested.
- 8. Camps
- We take scouts on several overnight camps each year ranging from weekend camps to week long summer camps where they can take part in a range of outdoor activities suitable for their age.
Details of these will be given out when they take place but check out our “Camps and Kit List” pages for more general information.
- 9. Badges – Where to sew them
- If you click on the link below it will open a diagram showing you exactly where to sew your Scout badges.
- Click here for Scout badge locations
- 10. Badges – What do you do to get them?
- There are many badges that Scouts can be awarded, too many to mention here but if you click on the link below it will open up the national scout website showing details of all Scout badges.
Scoutbase – Scout Badges link
- 11. Investiture – What is it all about?
- The investiture ceremony is the time when a Scout, by reciting the Scout Promise, publicly announces their commitment to the Scout Law.
At the ceremony, the Scout makes a Promise to the other Scouts of their troop and to all the Scouts of the world. It is once the candidate has made the Promise that they become a Scout.
The future Scout will need to learn both the Scout Promise and the Scout Law for the ceremony.
- 12. 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.
- 13. 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.
- 14. The Scout Sign
- The salute is made with the palm face out, the thumb holding down the little finger, and with the fingertips on the brow of the head.
- 15. The Scout Motto
- The Scout motto is “Be prepared”.
- 16. Scout left hand shake
- Scouts across the world all greet each other with a left-handed handshake and that is a sign of trust and friendship.
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