About Scouts

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10 ½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14 ½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.
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 take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.
Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
Scouts meet on a Tuesday evening at the Holy Cross Parish Hall situated behind Holy Cross Church on Chapel Lane just off Upper St John Street in Lichfield. The meeting starts at 7:30pm and finishes at 9:30pm. We like everyone to have arrived and ready to start by 7:25pm. We always meet in full uniform unless otherwise specified.
Scout uniform consists of
  • Scout shirt with all badges in the appropriate place
  • Group neckerchief with woggle
  • Official Scout trousers
  • School shoes
5th Lichfield (Non Uniform) consists of
  • Activity T Shirt – These are worn for activities specified by your leadership team. If you wish to purchase a second one, please contact the Section Leader.
Scouts is run by a team of adults with at least one warranted leader.  The leader has overall responsibility for the Scouts Troop. The leader is fully trained (warranted) in accordance with current Scout Association regulations. All adults have been police checked.
We charge a monthly fee for attending Scouts of £15.00. We also charge extra for actvities and any camps that we attend.  The monthly fee covers insurance, leader training and uniforms, equipment and other costs.