Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement, grown out of the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907 on Brownsea Island. Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges.
Scouts wear a teal green shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a yellow group scarf with a woggle, and a Scout belt. Positioning of the badges is shown below.