Scouts – 10 1/2 to 14 years

Farsley Group has two Scout Troops – Dragon Troop and Phoenix Troop. Whilst each meets independently of the other, both aim to achieve the same Scouting goals.

If you are aged between 10½ and 14 then Scouts is for you. Scouts aims to build and develop your confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging you to explore your beliefs and attitudes and be creative.

It offers you the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and on international trips. Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

Scouts work towards their Chief Scout’s Gold Award by completing a number of Challenge Badges and Activity or Staged Badges of their choice. The Challenge Badges include: Adventure, Creative, Expedition, Outdoors, Personal, Skills, Team Leader, Teamwork and World Challenge.

If that isn’t enough there is also the Yorkshire Challenge to take part in. The award challenges you to camp out in different months of the year and to take on some great challenges, including:

  • Camping below sea level
  • Camping two metres above the ground
  • Camping on an island
  • Camping above 600m

Meeting times

  • Scouts (Dragons) Tuesday 7:15 – 9:00
  • Scouts (Phoenix) Thursday 7.15 – 9.00

September 18/19 2021

This weekend, scouts and former scouts (now Explorer’s) from both Dragons and Phoenix Troops took part in an expedition, planning their route and carrying all their equipment to be self sufficient for a 2 days.

They took a route from Farsley to Bramhope campsite and back via Calverley the next day. This is the last challenge badge for most, resulting in them now completing their Chief Scout Gold Award.

Well done to all!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls