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The Scout Movement was founded by Baden-Powell (BP) in 1907. BP took 20 boys from a variety of backgrounds to Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour for the first ever Scout Camp. During the eight day event the boys took part in many activities including learning camping skills, cooking skills, first aid, studied animals, swam, signalled, hiked and played games.

This was the first ever Scout Camp and signalled the birth of Scouting. From humble beginnings now the Scout Association has over 25 million members worldwide in over 215 countries and is continuing to grow. When you join scouts you become a member of a scout patrol. This is usually a group of 6 including a patrol leader.

You will attend weekly troop meetings and take part in lots of fun and interesting activities, as many as possible based outdoors. Your Troop will have a scout leader and an assistant, who are responsible for organising the activities, however you will have an important say in what you do.

Scouts isn’t just something you do once a week, its something you are.

Our values are best summed up in the scout promise and law (below), which every scout makes when they get invested into the scout troop.

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.
 
The Scout Motto   Be Prepared