The Troop is led by a Scout Leader (SL) and is divided into Patrols of about 7 Scouts led by a Patrol Leader (PL).
The Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) consists of all the PL’s from the Troop and, under the guidance of the SL, the PLC plans the programme and sets the standard for the Troop. The PL is responsible for the training of the younger scouts in his or her Patrol and, with the approval of the SL, takes their Patrol on camps of short duration (e.g. weekends), hikes, expeditions etc. The PL’s are elected by the PLC and nominate their own Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). The Troop meets from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. on Fridays in the HQ (Boys and Girls).
The Group enjoys a huge range of scouting activities with everything from water sports and mountaineering to amateur radio and amateur dramatics.
The Group is lead by the Group Scout Leader and is open to all boys and girls aged 6-25, regardless of race, colour or religion.
Further afield the Group has strong links with Swedish and Ugandan Scouts.
You may have come across the Group as it is responsible for the spectacular Epsom Fireworks Display.
The following units are incorporated within the 7th Epsom Scout Group:
The Beaver Scout Motto is “Fun and Friends” and this accurately describes the form the meetings take! The Beaver Colonies are named after Canadian rivers. Each Colony is led by a Beaver Scout and Ahmeek will appoint an older Beaver Scout as Lodge Leader. Typically the weekly meeting could include games, handcraft, stories and acting; they seldom include silence! The Beaver Colonies are: • Clearwater on Mondays in the Scout HQ • Willowlake on Tuesdays in the Scout HQ • Windfalls on Thursdays in the Scout HQ
The Cub Scout Packs are named after Red Indian Tribes. the name of the Mother Wolf from the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. A lot of the programme ideas are based on this story and all the cub leaders have a jungle name. who is usually an older cub and appointed by Akela. who is usually older that the rest of the six but not as old as the sixer. This position is also appointed by Akela. All training and activities in the pack are led and supervised by Adults. Meetings are from 6.30 to 8.00 pm in the Scout HQ. • Apache on Mondays • Sioux on Tuesdays • Cherokee on Thursdays
The Unit is run by a small group of Explorer Scouts under the guidance of the Explorer Scout Leader (ESL). This section, as you may expect, has a fairly informal approach and ad-hoc groups are created as the need arises. Activities can include almost anything that you can think of, and quite a lot of other activities as well! There are strict rules for adventurous activities regarding the qualifications required by those in charge of the activity. We as a group are very fortunate to have a number of well qualified leaders in climbing, hill walking, canoeing and sailing. The Unit meets from 7.30-9.30 p.m. on Fridays. Meeting places depend on the activity and building availability.
Further information about all these activities is found on the Scouts' own website at: 7th Epsom Scouts