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Baden-Powell first suggested the idea of Senior Scouts in 1917 to try and prevent the leakage of older boys from the Scout Movement and you could become a Senior Scout providing you were 15½ and had gained your First Class. However by 1917 you could not leave the Troop to become a Senior until you were 17 and by the end of 1918 the term Senior Scout was dropped and replaced by Rover Scout.
It was not until 1946 that Senior Scouts was again officially recognised as the Section between Scouts and Rover Scouts.
The Senior Scout Law:
A Scouts' honour is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal to The Queen, His Country, His Scouters, His Parents, His Employers and to those under Him.
A Scouts' duty is to be useful and help others.
A Scout is a friend to all, and a brother to every other Scout, no matter to what Country, Class or Creed the other may belong.
A Scout is courteous.
A Scout is a friend to animals.
A Scout obeys orders of his parents, Patrol Leader, or Scout Master without question.
A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
A Scout is thrifty
A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.
The Senior Scout Promise:
On My Honour I promise,
That I will do my best,
To do My Duty to God and The Queen,
To help other people at all times, and obey The Scout Law.
The Senior Scout Motto:
Go to the Senior Scout badge section for details of badges
Please follow this link for uniform requirements
Important facts about being a Scout at 1st Earley B-PSA Scout Group:-
Meeting place:- , click here for directions
Meeting time:- The Troop meet every Friday evening from
Age:- You can join Senior Scouts at 15 years old.
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