95th Reading Scout Group

Scout Section


The Scout Section is made up of young people aged between ten and a half years and fourteen years old. Their uniform consists of a green shirt, green polo shirt (optional), navy blue Scout trousers and a blue and orange Group scarf. We do allow Scouts to wear a t-shirt under their uniform shirt if they wish to change into something less formal after we complete the opening ceremony for each meeting but we do not allow any other deviation from the ‘official’ uniform.

95th Reading Scouts meet once a week on a Monday between 19.30 and 21.00 as a Scout Troop, working in Patrols of six to seven Scouts for their activities.

By taking part in the weekly programmes, camps, expeditions and other activities, Scouts gain Challenge Badges which lead up to the award of their Chief Scouts Gold Award. These are aimed at developing the individual Scouts' skills and knowledge. They can also gain Activity Badges which augment the Challenge Badges. The activities are led by our Scout Team consisting of the Scout Leader (Rita Curran) assisted by three Assistant Scout Leaders (Andy Horne, Roger Graves and Sam Mrowiec) and three Section Assistants (Lee McMahon, Rob Brigham and Tim Baker) and some of our Young Leader Team.

Most of our members have come through the Group from Beaver Scouts into Cub Scouts and then into the Troop. However we do have a proportion of young people who join Scouting at Scout level – once a young person has joined the Troop they will have a ‘trial’ period of three – four weeks depending on the individual young person after which time, if they like being a Scout, they will be invested into the Troop with a short ceremony when they make their promise and are given a set of badges and a certificate of Investiture. Parents are invited to their son/daughter’s Investiture Ceremony for which the Scouts will need their uniform. At this point we will also ask you to pay the subscription fee which is currently set at £35 per term.

Ideally the Uniform should be purchased from the Reading Scout and Guide Shop as the town centre retailers are not able to supply the scarf. If you are able to get to the Reading Scout and Guide Shop and can let us have any receipts, we can claim back 10% for the Scout Group. Please follow the link to the Scouts.org webpage showing you where to position the badges.