The Scout section is for young people (boys and girls) usually between the ages of 10½ and 14 although these ages can be flexible (to within six months either side), which allows for young people to move with their friends or when they are best suited to move on to the next section. This makes sure that the young people enjoy their Scouting as much as possible.
The Scout Section is the third section of the Scouting Movement. Scouts usually wear a green shirt or blouse with navy blue activity trousers or a skirt. Meeting places vary between groups and may be schools, church halls or community buildings. Some Scout Groups have their own headquarters that they meet in.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme, with participation being the key approach. 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, understand the importance of keeping fit and helps their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.
Being outdoors is exciting and important too. Half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills such as camping, survival and cooking as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities from abseiling to zorbing.