The Scout Troop is the third section in the Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. Young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½.
1st Daviot Oldmeldrum currently have two Scout Troops – Easterton and Westerton – who meet on a weekly basis on Thursdays and Friday evenings.
Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings. Our Scouts are given the chance 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, from abseiling to zorbing.
As an active scout troop, we get up to all sorts of exciting and adventurous activities, both in our regular meetings and on camps and visits.
Scouts are at the age where they can experience the true adventure that Scouting has to offer – from arts and crafts in the meeting place to jumping off cliffs, climbing, sailing, hiking, raft building and many more! We aim to give our Scouts a wide range of experiences so they can learn some new skills along the way.
There are a number of badges and awards that Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Scouts have challenge awards, that work towards their Chief Scouts Gold badge, and over 50 activity badges that let them discover many new activities.
Further information about badges and awards for the Scout section can be found here.