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The Scout Movement was founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell (BP) in 1907. The first camp he organised was held on Brownsea Island with four patrols of boys from London and Bournemouth. After the success of the camp, BP wrote a book called Scouting for Boys; this was based on an army training manual he had previously written called Aids to Scouting. BP actually found that children were reading and carrying out the ideas in his Aids to Scouting book and so wrote Scouting for Boys which proved extremely popular and started the trend of boys making their own patrols and finding adults to help lead them. Within three years there were over 100,000 Scouts in the UK, compared to today where there are approximately twenty-five million members world-wide.
Scouts are usually aged between 11 and 15 and may now be boys or girls.
The Scout Law:
A Scouts' honour is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal to The Queen, His Country, His Scouters, His Parents, His Employers and to those under Him.
A Scouts' duty is to be useful and help others.
A Scout is a friend to all, and a brother to every other Scout, no matter to what Country, Class or Creed the other may belong.
A Scout is courteous.
A Scout is a friend to animals.
A Scout obeys orders of his parents, Patrol Leader, or Scout Master without question.
A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.
The Scout Promise:
On My Honour I promise,
That I will do my best,
To do My Duty to God and The Queen,
To help other people at all times, and obey The Scout Law.
The Scout Motto:
Go to the Scout badge section for details of badges
Please follow this link for uniform requirements
Important facts about being a Scout at 1st Earley B-PSA Scout Group:-
Meeting place:- , click here for directions
Meeting time:- The Troop meet every Friday evening from
Age:- You can join Scouts at 11 years old. If you are already a Cub Scout you can start coming to Scouts up to 3 months before this time.
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