Ballymoney Scouts meet on Friday evenings in the Scout Hall on Edward Street from 7 – 9pm.
Scouting is for boys and girls aged between 10½ and 14 years, who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in ways that are both educational and fun. It is ideal for young people who want a break from the usual after school routine of homework, games and TV.
With the emphasis on adventurous activities, action and involvement, Scouting is so much more than just camping. Outdoor activities feature prominently in the Scout Troop, such as hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, abseiling, First Aid and photography. The highlight for most is the annual summer camp or expedition, and much of the rest of the year is devoted to preparing for this. Even in winter there are patrol hikes, bivi nights and weekend camps.
Our uniform of navy activity trousers, with teal green long sleeved shirt, reflects our adventurous lifestyle. Each Scout Troop consists of smaller groups (usually called Patrols) usually comprising six to eight young people, one of whom is the Patrol Leader (PL). The PLs share responsibility with the adult Leader for maintaining standards and training within their Troop. All Scouts are encouraged to take part in the decision-making process, and regular Forums provide opportunity for them to help in planning their Troop activities.