Scouts (10.5-14)

We operate two Scout Troops, one for boys and one for girls which meet separately for weekly troop nights but come together for weekend activities and camps.

We meet every week throughout the year and generally do not “break up” during the School holidays.

When we meet:

  • Girls: Tuesdays 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Boys: Fridays 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Although we try to arrive before the meeting start time, we cannot guarantee being there early so please ensure a Leader is present before you leave your child.

Contact

Scouts@8thwestwickham.org.uk

Uniform

As a uniformed organisation, we wear uniform at all meetings other than in exceptional circumstances; if you are joining other than from the Cub Pack, you would not be expected to buy uniform immediately, but we would expect you to have bought it within a couple of months of joining. Uniform means trousers or shorts, belt and long sleeved shirt or blouse (not the polo shirt) – only official Scout Association uniform may be worn – and not items that may look similar to it. We present new members with a Group Scarf and woggle.

Uniform can be obtained from a number of District Scout Shops around Bromley. A full listing of the district shops can be found here.

The Scout Promise

“On My Honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law”

The Scout Law

  • A Scout is to be trusted.
  • A Scout is loyal.
  • A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  • A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  • A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  • A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.

Our Scout Leaders

Stuart Haydon (Group Scout Leader)

I joined the 8th as an eight year old Cub and went on to be a Scout and a Venture Scout. A few years after I’d left, I was encouraged to help at Scouts and ended up as the Scout Leader at the age of 25, a role I still undertake along with my primary role of Group Scout Leader.

I also spent 10 years looking after the Explorer Unit on a “temporary” basis, during which time I was also a qualified Duke of Edinburgh Award instructor.

During my time as a leader, I have led many “Greenfield” camps (in Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Northumberland and Cumbria), have led three of our four trips to Kandersteg in Switzerland and have introduced many of our weekend activities including “Strategy” (formerly the Malvern Challenge), Docklands Scout Project, Bewl Water Weekend, “Green Beret”, the National Scout Rifle Competition (“Bisley”) and Winter Camp.

I am qualified to teach shooting and archery and am currently renewing my qualifications in hillwalking, water safety and narrowboat steering.

Both my (now grown up) children were active members of the Group.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls