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About Scouts

Scouts - 10.5 - 14 years old

Welcome to the Scouts Section page

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14 1/2 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in our Scout Group.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges.

Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


Scouts moving on to Explorers

Our Scout and Cub Leaders set up The White Field Explorer Unit in September 2017 to provide Explorer Scouting for Scouts leaving the 109th Scout Troop and continuing their Scouting Journey. 

While at Explorers a scout can become a young leader and help in any section below scouts, this is particularly good if they are doing Duke of Edinburgh Award as it counts towards the Service element of the Award.

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

The Scout Law is:

  • 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.

The Scout Motto is:

Be Prepared

Scout Uniform

Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the uniform tells everyone that you are a Scout.


The Scout uniform consists of:

•Teal green shirt (and optional group polo t-shirt)

•Group scarf


•Dark trousers / pants

•Black shoes or trainers

We do not allow any football, rugby or gaelic tops to be worn.

The Scout Shirt can be purchased at the Scout Shop (Discoveroutdoorsuk), 12-14 College Square East, Belfast BT1 6DD

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