The Scouting program helps young people gain character-developing qualities while having fun. During their years in Scouts they aim to earn a series of badges, which give them knowledge of basic Scouting skills and mark achievements in areas such as citizenship, camp craft, air and water activities and improving the environment.
Promesse des Scouts
Sur mon honneur,
de faire de mon mieux
pour être fidèle,
à mon Dieu,
d’aider mon prochain,
et d’agir selon la Loi des Scout
A Troop is a group of Scouts who meet together on a regular basis. A Troop is composed of approximately four Patrols and should not contain more than 36 Scouts.
Boys and Girls are formed into stable Patrols of four to eight members. A Patrol Leader is appointed as head of the Patrol and is responsible for the training and development of the Patrol, setting and achievement of goals, fostering the group life of the Patrol, and the well-being and advancement of the Patrol to name a few.
The Patrol Leader also chooses an Assistant Patrol Leader subject to the approval of the Troop Council and Scout Leader. The Assistant Patrol Leader takes the place of the Patrol Leader when they are absent and otherwise assists in running the Patrol.
The value in the Patrol is that it provides:
- The basic unit for activities and training
- Opportunities for leadership experience for the Patrol Leader
- Opportunities for the Patrol members to gain leadership training through observation of the Patrol Leader and by accepting responsibilities within the Patrol
- The opportunity to belong to and work in an autonomous group within the overall structure of the Troop
- A secure environment in which members can test their physical, social and mental abilities
- Opportunities for practicing and expressing concern for others
- The opportunity to manage and administer Patrol property, finance and other resources
For info visit the Scouts Australia (ACT Branch) website.