Who are Scouts?
Scouts are persons between the ages of 7 and 19 who have voluntarily joined the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago and agree to follow its youth programme and to live up to the Principles and Practices of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Adults are sometimes referred to as scouts but they are leaders who have voluntarily agreed to become members, wear the uniform, accept training and demonstrate the principles and practices of the Movement.
How do I become a Scout?
All you have to do to become a scout is contact a group within the district in which you will speak with the leader of that group expressing your interest in joining. He/ She will give you the necessary information and paper work required to join the group.
Where do I Register?
You will register with the leader of a group. If you register online we will connect you with the group nearest to you and the leader will help you complete your registration.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts have fun through activities that are challenging, adventurous and educational. Activities are mainly outdoor in nature but members decide on the majority undertaken. Scouts camp, hike, learn numerous skills and to take care of themselves and others. Activities may be on land, on water or in the air, local or overseas. The sky is the limit on what scouts can do as long as the activities are safe and designed to contribute to the development of the individual. Basic to all scouts worldwide are the Law and Promise which guide us all in pursuing our activities.
What age is too old to be a Scout?
You are never to old to be a scout. You can join as a leader for those older than 19 years if your concern and desire is to improve the quality of our young people. Additionally the Scout Association needs your support to reach more of them with a training programme that has served our nation well for almost 100 years.
Where in my district can I find Sscouts?
Scouts can be found at some schools in your area. You can also call Scout Headquarters at 624-7271 giving your name, address and telephone number. The office will be able to connect you with the group nearest to your home.
I do not want to become a scout but I want to help out in my community, how can I do this?
You can become a member of the District Scout Council and help them promote quality scouting and expand the movement to more young people in your community. You can also be an instructor or examiner of scouts as they prepare for proficiency badges and try to better themselves.