Scouts (10½-14 year olds)

Scouts is the third section in Scouting. The core age range of the Scout Troop is from 10½ years to 14 years. A young person may join at 10 years and remain until 14½ years.


Scouts take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme, from archery to expeditions. There are many awards that Scouts can work towards, completing Challenges to get the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. However, taking part and having fun is just as important as what you achieve as a Scout.

The balanced programme of activities encourages Scouts to find out about the world in which they live, know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and develop their creative talents. There are also opportunities to explore their beliefs and attitudes.

Being outdoors is really important and Scouts love to learn new 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.


Master something, or trying something shiny and new. If it spurs your beaver on or stirs their interest, there's probably a badge for it. There are 74 staged and activity badges available.

Challenge Awards are all about stepping outside our comfort zone. Trying something they wouldn’t normally be interested in. Taking the lead on something that scares them. Along the way, then'll unlock hidden talents and stand tall.


Scouts wear a green short with their badges sewn on, navy trousers, Scout belt and a group necker.


To get more information about Scouts in Derwentside, please contact or one of our groups.