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Senior Scouts are young people, these are boys and girls usually aged between 15 to 18 years of age and making up the fourth section of the Scout Group.
Senior Scouts within the
Senior Scout Troop participate in the normal Scout Troop
activities with additional Senior Scout meetings of
their own organisation. Senior Scouts are placed into a
Patrol and wear shoulder patches of the colour of their
Patrol named after famous explorers; a Patrol comprises
usually six SeniorScouts, with a Patrol Leader wears two
maroon strips down there Scout shirt pocket, and a
Patrol Seconder who wears a single maroon strip down
there Scout shirt pocket. The Patrol Leader and Patrol
Seconder supervise and manage their Patrol,
co-ordinates and organises the Patrol activities and meetings. Senior Scouts also assist with the training of the Scouts and running of Scout Troop programmes, usually having great fun joining in with the games and activities.
Senior Scouts are easily recognised by their distinctive and very smart traditional Senior Scout uniform, comprising a khaki short sleeved shirt with maroon epaulettes, a traditional Scout hat or maroon beret, navy blue cord shorts, a traditional Scout leather belt, navy blue long socks with two emerald green rings around the sock downturns supported by maroon garter flashes. They also wear their Scout Group colour neckerchief with a woggle often made by themselves. The uniform is purchased from the Scout Group who maintains a good stock of all Sections’ uniforms.
Senior Scouts meet usually once a week on Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with the Scout Troop with the extra 30 minutes to organise their own activities and adventures. They are required to attend Church Parades held once a month, attend Troop and Patrol camps and support the Senior Scout Troop and Scout Group in various other activities from time to time of which they will be notified . Most importantly uphold at all times their SCOUT PROMISE that they solemnly make at their Investiture along with their SCOUT LAW.
Senior scouts take part in a wide range of traditional more advanced scouting activities and challenges, mostly outdoors, as part of their continuing scout training programme and leading to the gaining of senior scout proficiency and service badges. All within our very friendly family orientated scout group.
SENIOR SCOUTING is about making life long friends, as part of a skilled and proficient team, participating fully in the more adventurous activities and opportunities offered.
Hopefully all Senior Scouts will gain their top award ‘THE CROWN AWARD’ before their 18th. Birthday so that they are ready to progress and become a Rover Scout or Leader in our Scout Troop at the age of 18 years old.