Scouts at 1st Lightwater
“I love Scouts as I can do activities and things with friends, that other people don’t get to do – it’s so much fun!”
Scouts are young people (male and female) aged between 10½ and 14 years of age.
At 1st Lightwater we have two Scout Troops:
- Cornwell (Monday)
- Endeavour (Friday)
Why ‘Cornwell’ and not ‘Cornwall’?
John ‘Jack’ Cornwell VC (8 January 1900 – 2 June 1916), is remembered for his gallantry at the Battle of Jutland. Having died at the age of only 16, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout movement, created an award in his honour, The Cornwell Scout Badge is still used by Scout associations throughout the Commonwealth. It is awarded to youth members in respect of pre-eminently high character and devotion to duty, together with great courage and endurance. For these reasons we use the name Cornwell for one of our Scout Troops.
What we do
Our programme is purposefully created to encourage Scouts to take part in a wide range of activities. We love adventures, but we can also be found exploring our beliefs, helping our community or getting creative. Being outdoors is very important to us – it’s the ‘out’ in ‘scout’! We camp, kayak, cook on open fires, learn first aid, go on night-hikes and much much more.
Badges are awarded for a whole variety of life skills and activities. The top award in this section is the Chief Scout Gold Award and we’ve created our own Gold Award log books for you to keep a record. Many of our Scouts achieve this accolade, so why not give it a go?
We wear the full scout uniform – a scout shirt, scarf and woggle, scout navy trousers, scout belt and school shoes. Quite a lot of the time we will get changed into our ‘scruffs’ for activities; which means swapping the shirt for Lightwaters maroon t-shirt, available to purchase from your leader.
If you enjoy your time with the troop in the first few weeks then you’ll undertake an investiture, taking the scout promise and agreeing to the scout law.
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
- A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.