Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 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.
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Chris has only been a leader since January 2015. He volunteered after seeing all the opportunities that were offered to his children through scouting.
Roshan has been a member of 12th Hitchin for over 10 years, having worked his way up from beavers. His favorite scouting activities include lighting fires and making websites.
Liz and her family have been involved in scouting for well over two decades. Liz is currently the longestserving leader within 12th Hitchin and her enthusiasm is unabated.
Lara has been a member of the scouting network for 8 years and recently joined 12th Hitchin, as well as being part of the Bear Explorer Scout Unit. As well as being part of the unit in order to complete her young leader training she finds the troup and the activities an enjoyable experience and one to be remembered.
Ian has been with 12th Hitchin for over 3 years and for one of those stood in and not only ran the troop, but grew it too. Ian is well skilled and has been nicknamed 'Rambo without guns' by the scouts!
Scouts are expected to wear their shirt and neckerchief every week unless told otherwise. Full uniform (navy trousers and black shoes) should only be worn on special events, such as parade.