How is the Scout Section run?
Scouting for the 10 ½ to 14 year olds is provided through a Scout Troop. This is based on the Patrol System where groups of young boys and girls work and play together usually led by someone of a similar age, and supported and guided by adults. In Ingleborough District, active Scout Troops operate in both Ingleton and Settle. As in the other Sections, the main role of the adult Leaders is to make sure that their Scouts have a chance to take part in a balanced, challenging and exciting programme which is delivered through a variety of methods including games, visits, team building activities, design exercises, etc.
Who can help?
We are always looking for Helpers, Skills Instructors and parents/carers to help with particular activities on a regular or occasional basis. If you feel that you have a particular skill to share or time available to assist a Leader with administration or resources, please contact us using the link on the Home Page.
What does a Scout do?
Youngsters are encouraged to develop their leadership skills and to take responsibility for themselves and others. They also learn to delegate, help the community, listen to others and make decisions through a vast array of activities, challenges, badges and awards reflecting every conceivable interest and recreation. For instance, the Outdoor Challenge includes pitching and sleeping in a tent for two nights, cooking on an open fire, playing a wide game, building a pioneering structure and exploring the countryside. The Adventure Challenge includes a choice of activities such as of hill walking, climbing, orienteering, canoeing, paragliding, caving, cycling and pony trekking activities.
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