It’s 4 weeks today til the 12th Cambridge launches its second Scout Troop!
We talked last week about what normally happens during meetings, including games, team activities, learning skills, etc. As we’ll be a new Troop, however, the first few weeks will include a few special introductory activities, helping Scouts to get ready for their investiture. This is the short ceremony when they officially join the Troop, and we’d expect to run a big investiture around half term. We’ll try to find somewhere unusual for it – maybe up a climbing wall, or in a swimming pool! – and Scouts are welcome to suggest ideas for this!
Making the Scout Promise is one of the main parts of getting invested – it’s our commitment to acting in a certain way during Scout activities, and in fact throughout life. The core Promise is as follows;
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.
There are alternative versions of the Promise for those different faiths and nationalities. The Scout Law sets out seven values, including trust, loyalty and respect. You can find out more about both the Promise and Law at www.scouts.org.uk
Events to look forward to…
- Archery competition camp: Friday 8 to Sunday 10 May
- Sun Run (night hike): Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 June
- Troop camp: Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July
- Summer Camp: Tuesday 18 to Monday 24 August