The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years.

The 2nd Welwyn (Oaklands) Scout Troops’ regular meetings are on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival, and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

At 2nd Welwyn we run a good number of camps and adventure experiences, including a week-long summer camp, survival weekends, and skills weekends, as well as taking part in District, County, and national scouting events such as the Green Beret competition and the Scarefest activity weekend at Gilwell Park.

More information about Scouts, including detail on the Scouts awards scheme and so on can be found on the UK Scout Association website here.