Scouts


The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10 years six months and 14. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group. Generally Scouts are encouraged to move on to the Explorer Scout Unit at the age of 14 years. Purley Cross Explorer Unit is linked with our Scout Group and most Scouts move on to this Unit.

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 beliefs, values and personal attitudes.

We have two Scout Troops, one for boys and one for girls. Both Troops meets on a Friday evening. If you have a boy or girl of Scout age who would like to join us then please get in touch. Click on the ‘Join the Adventure’ link above to send us a message.