Who we are
The 25th Bromley Scout Troop is a very active section within the group, with young people from the ages of ten and a half to fourteen taking part in a huge range of activities.
The troop meets once a week on a Thursday night for a full and balanced programme of activities at our headquarters, the St Andrew’s Church Hall, Bromley (please see find us page for a map).
The troop is organised into patrols, each with a PL (Patrol Leader) and an APL (Assistant Patrol Leader). The PL and APL are responsible for the members of their patrol, and are actively encouraged and taught to lead, organise and look after their patrol. There is a points system in place, and at the end of a term the patrol with the most points is rewarded for their efforts over the term.
Throughout their time in Scouts, each young person is taken through a programme of activities that allow them to work toward attaining various challenge and activity badges, with the ultimate goal of attaining the Chief Scout’s Gold Award, the highest award a Scout can achieve. In recent years we have enjoyed an above average number of Scouts achieving this award.
Our leadership team is six strong, bringing a wealth of experience that has come through the troop and from outside, with a mix of youth and experience that provides the young people with a team of leaders second to none. Our relationship with the young people is not that of a teacher to a pupil, but on a more equal level. This interaction allows the young people to be themselves and to grow into well rounded individuals, comfortable in company of all ages and types of people.
What We Do
Out and About
In the last few years, the Scout troop has taken part in the below activities, among many others. This is a growing list as we are continuing to take part in a vast array of fantastic activities all year round.
Our most recent trip was summer camp 2013 to Verbamont in France. This was a joint trip with our Explorer unit, which proved to be a fantastic trip for all of the young people and leaders who took part. To find our more about that trip, take a look at the camp’s page here!
|Camp in Luxembourg||Camp on The Isle of Wight||Camp at Broadstone Warren|
|Camp at Frylands Wood||Camp in France||Camp in Staffordshire|
|Camp in Bristol||Camp at Downe||Camp at Thriftwood|
|Sailing||Climbing and Abseiling||Archery|
|Hill Walking & Wild Camping||Quad Biking||Mountain Biking|
|Treasure Hunting||Axe Work||Wide Games|
|Cooking in Mud Ovens||Beach activities||Kayaking|
|Surfing||Pioneering||Raft Building & Sailing|
|Zip line||Pot Holing||Rife Shooting|
|Car repair & servicing||Crate Stacking||Volleyball|
During our weekly meetings, the Scouts learn a wide range of Scouting skills, global issues, practical skills and knowledge, and most of all, they have fun while they’re doing it. Our programme is geared toward attaining the Chief Scout’s Gold award before moving into our Explorer unit at 14 years old.
Sound like fun? If you like the idea of Scouts, we’d love to have you along. Please click here to send us your details.