What is scouting?

Scouting is an international, uniformed, youth
movement. It is divided into several main sections

Scouts 6-8 years of age.                             ·  Cub Scouts 8-10½ years of age. Scouts
10½-14 years of age.                                   ·  Explorer Scouts 14-18 years of age Scout
Network 18-25 years of age                          ·  Leader helper team 21 +


The aims of Scouting are clearly stated but can be
basically surmised as providing an opportunity for young people to develop, to
learn and to enjoy themselves. Scouting can offer a wide range of skills and
services and is open to any young person, of any creed or colour, mental or physical capabilities and of any sex.

 (The 19th Barking
& Dagenham accepts girls as well as boys).

All Scout sections rely upon a progressive 'training'
scheme in the form of badges to track the progress of the scouts and to give a
feeling of achievement. There are two main types of badges, the 'Award' badges,
and the Activity or 'Proficiency' badges.

They obviously vary from section to section, but the
Award badges are designed to provide the basic set of activities and training
to be completed. They cover the basics of all types of work, and the important
necessary scouting skills. The proficiency badges provide the option to take a
certain activity or hobby in greater detail.

Scouting is not just about schemes, awards and badges.
The 'games' and adventurous activities are very important to Scouting, not just
because they are enjoyable, but because they are also important in the young
person’s development.

If you still have any doubts or questions about
Scouting, please speak to one of the Leaders or take a look at one of the


       http://www.scoutbase.org.uk        …. 
       http://www.scouts.org.uk   …
       http://www.barking-dagenham-scouts.org.uk      ….     

 Beavers Promise

To do
my best

To be kind

And helpful

And to love God.

Cubs Promise

I promise that I will do my best
to do my duty to God and the Queen

To help other people and to
keep the Cub Scout law


The Cub Scout law

Cub Scouts always do their best,

Think of others before themselves and

Do a good turn every day.


Scouts Promise

The important underlying values of Scouting are
surmised in the Scout Promise and Law. Each member ‘agrees’ to these values
when they are ‘Invested’.


The Scout Promise -
promise that I will do my best

To do my duty to my God and to The Queen

To help other people and to obey the Scout Law


The Scout Law

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..



Scouting is a uniformed Organisation. All Beaver, Cubs
&Scouts are expected (Indeed are required) to wear uniform for Troop meetings,
when arriving and departing from events and for parades. Scouts should take
pride in their uniform and do their best to look after the uniform and to look
smart. Scouts are not expected to wear a uniform until they have been
‘invested’ (officially joined the troop). 
If you want any details on prices or where to obtain the uniform, please
ask one of the Leaders.


 The Uniforms consists of :

  Section Sweatshirt / Shirt (& optional Group / scouting T-Shirt) 
Group Scarf  Woggle  Dark or black trousers/ tracksuit .for in hall (Black
Trousers (school style) for parades and official district duties)  Black trainers for in hall (Black Shoes for
parades and  official district  duties )   
Pen/Pencil, Paper or small note pad ,2
  2 Handkerchiefs ( .. not needed  for Beavers ) 
& a small folder for cubs (to keep the Pen/Pencil, Paper or small note pad, Handkerchiefs and other bits in )


Details of uniforms can be obtained by asking one of
the Leaders or visiting   ...   http://www.scouting.outdoors.ltd.uk/acatalog/uniform.htm


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