The Scout Troop
Welcome to the Troop
In January 2015 PG opened a second Scout Troop, which is called Littlewick, the origional Scout Troop will now be called Winter Hill.
Both Troops meet at our Scout Hall in Winter Hill Road, Pinkneys Green SL6 6NS.
The Troop meetings are:
LG - Littlewick are on a Monday evenings between 7.30pm and 9.00pm, during term time only.
WH - Winter Hill are on a Friday evenings between 6.45pm and 9.15pm, year-round including during school holidays.
The Scout Troop's aim is to promote the development of young people to enable them to achieve their full potential. This is accomplished by an enjoyable and fun-filled scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law.
Parents are invited to their child's investiture into the Troop, during which they makes there promise.
The Scout Promise is -
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 keep the Scout Law.
The Scout Law is -
A Scout is to be trusted
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the world-wide family of Scouts
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of his time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Troop consists of small units (patrols) of six to eight children, led by a Patrol Leader (PL) who shares responsibility with the adult Leader for maintaining standards and training of other members of the patrol. Together, the PLs form a Patrol Leaders' Forum, which organises the Troop programme and activities plus the training of Scouts.
The Scout Training Programme
Outdoor activities feature prominently. The highlight for most Scouts is the Summer Camp and much of the year is devoted to preparing for this. Even in winter there may be Patrol hikes or weekend camps, as map reading, camp cooking, first aid and other skills can be practised at any time of the year. At the beginning of the summer holidays the Leaders and the majority of Scouts camp for about ten days and take part in adventurous activities like climbing, pioneering, and kayaking. Previously we have been to Wales, Hampshire, Wye Valley and Cornwall.
Scouts are offered a wide range of activities from technology-based subjects such as electronics, computing or amateur radio to cultural activities, including our annual pantomime, all of which are embodied in a continuously updated training scheme designed to encourage and support children as they move through Scouts. Each scout should achieve the Gold Chief Scout's Award during their time with the troop this is done by completing 5 challenge awards. There are also numerous activity badges that can be gained.
All Scouts are expected to wear full Scout uniform to and from Troop meetings and activity wear (PG T-shirt and plain shorts on or above the knee) should be brought to change into. This not only gives the children more freedom, but also preserves the uniform for important occasions and parades.
The Scout uniform is green Scout shirt, navy Scout combat trousers, Scout belt, Scout woggle, and Pinkneys Green neckerchief. Soft shoes (i.e. plimsolls or trainers without large tongues) should be worn to troop meetings; navy or black shoes should be worn for parades, etc. (PG T-shirts can be purchased from Raksha)
Uniforms can be purchased from Maidenhead Scout Shop on a Thursday evening, for more details
For more information on PG - see the Group Introduction Booklet