- Our Scout troop meets on a Thursday night between 19:30 and 21:00
What don’t Scouts do? At this age, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life. In the Troop Scouts:
- Develop leadership skills
- Learn emergency aid
- Spend nights away – the summer camp is often the highlight of the year
- Help others in the community
- Cook, both at home and at camp
- Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
- Learn survival skills
What Does it Cost?
‘Subs’ are paid termly in September, January and April. The amount is £42.00 per term with an additional payment of £20.00 payable in February, which goes towards National Membership. These fees cover our room hire, equipment and materials etc.
If you are subject to payment of Income Tax to HMRC, we encourage you to complete the Gift Aid authorisation form to help Group funds, this adds no cost to you but is a great financial boost to us.
There will be activities such as sleepovers, camps and external visits, mostly optional, that come with an additional cost. A typical weekend camp will cost between £60 & £70 pounds, all inclusive. A single night sleep over may be as little as £5.00 (held in a local church that supports us). Going climbing for the day would be in the range of £15 to £30 pounds. This is just a sample and we try to keep the cost as low as possible, whilst making sure all costs are covered and money is put aside for replacement of the equipment used for the events.
We try to keep costs down and we want to be as inclusive as possible, if you have difficulty paying please speak to one of our leaders.