Scouts, aged 10-14, are the third section of the Scout movement and meet in Troops.

With the emphasis on adventurous activities, action and involvement, Scouting means more than just camping! Hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, parascending, abseiling, first aid, motor mechanics, electronics, amateur radio and photography are just some of the things they do.

Outdoor activities feature prominently in the Scout Troop.

Map reading, camp cooking, first aid are all parts of the Scout programme.

In Sandwell , the Scout Troops camp both in summer and in winter, go on night hikes, cook over fires and build bivouacs, as well as attending National events which 1,000’s of Scouts attended each year

For more information, please contact the Assistant District Commissioner for Scouts.


Scouts are 10½–14 years old.

Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Rock climbing, potholing, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

In Sandwell, we have a number of competitions and events that we do, including – but not limited to – Green Beret, Cooking competition, Triathlon and Night Owls!