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1st Wilmington Scout Group

How the Scout Troop works

The Scout troop is organised into smaller groups called Patrols, each Patrol has a Patrol leader and an assistant Patrol leader. PL's and APL's are chosen from the most competent, reliable and well behaved Scouts. Each Patrol has around 6 Scouts, and each patrol has its own name, our current patrol names were chosen by our Scouts when we re-organised the Troop. The Scout troop leader is usually known as 'Skip'.

Our Scouts are encouraged to have a say in what we do and how the Troop is run. We hold a Troop forum at least once a year and all Scouts are encouraged to participate fully in bringing forward new ideas.

Badges and Awards

Scouts work on many badges during their time in the troop, in meetings, on trips and camps, and sometimes at home.

There are two distinct types of badge, activity badges and challenge badges. The activity badges are the opportunity to pursue hobbies and interests further, the challenge badges give a basic set of activities and training to be completed. There are 69 activity badges, 6 staged badges, and 9 challenge badges. A Scout who completes 8 challenge badges will be awarded a Chief Scout's Gold Award, the highest award a Scout can achieve. They will be invited to attend an award ceremony where they will recieve their certificate.

If you'd like to know more about badges and awards take a look at the Scout Badge and Record book, or click here. If your child would like to do some badge work please speak to a leader, they may have resources or advice for you.

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

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


Scout motto

Be prepared

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