Scouts

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement.

From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has more than 30 million members worldwide, in the UK alone there are over 400,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

Basics

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½  years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.

Activities

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.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

The next All Wales Scout Camp will be taking place in June 2020

 

Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

 

Scout Promise - Addewid y Sgowt

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs 

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

Ar gyfer Cristnogion, Iddewon a Siciaid

Ar fy llw,

Rwy’n addo i wneud fy ngorau

i gyflawni fy nyletswydd i Dduw

ac i’r Frenhines,

i helpu eraill

ac i gadw Cyfraith y Sgowtiaid

 

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith 

On my honour,

I promise that I will do my best

to uphold our Scout values,

to do my duty to the Queen,

to help other people

and to keep the Scout Law

Ar gyfer dyneiddwyr, anffyddwyr a’r rhai heb unrhyw ffydd ddiffiniedig

Ar fy llw,

Rwy’n addo i wneud fy ngorau

i gynnal ein gwerthoedd Sgowtio,

i gyflawni fy nyletswydd i’r Frenhines,

i helpu eraill

ac i gadw Cyfraith y Sgowtiaid

 

For Hindus and Buddhists

On my honour, 

I promise that I will do my best

to do my duty to my Dharma

and to the Queen,

to help other people 

and to keep the Scout Law.

Ar gyfer Hindŵiaid a Bwdistiaid

Ar fy llw,

Rwy’n addo i wneud fy ngorau

I gyflawni fy nyletswydd i fy Dharma

ac i’r Frenhines,

i helpu eraill

ac i gadw Cyfraith y Sgowtiaid

 

For Muslims

In the name of Alah,

the Most Beneficial

and the Most Merciful, 

I promise that I will do my best

to do my duty to Allah,

and to the Queen,

to help other people

and to keep the Scout Law. 

Ar gyfer Mwslimiaid

Yn enw Allah,

y Mwyaf Daionus

a’r Mwyaf Trugarog,

rwyf yn addo i wneud fy ngorau

i gyflawni fy nyletswydd i Allah

ac i’r Frenhines,

i helpu eraill

ac i gadw Cyfraith y Sgowtiaid

 

For subjects of independent Commonwealth countries, foreign nationals and individuals who are stateless the following wording can replace 'duty to the Queen'

...to do my duty to the country in which I am now living.

Ar gyfer deiliaid cenhedloedd annibynnol y Gymanwlad, dinasyddion tramor ac unigolion heb ddinasyddiaeth gall y geiriau canlynol gael eu defnyddio yn lle ‘dyletswydd i’r Frenhines’

... i gyflawni fy nyletswydd i’r wlad rwy’n byw ynddi nawr.

 

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