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5th Frome Scout Troop

East Somerset District Scouts, Somerset

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.

Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Where are we?
Selwood Academy
Berkley Road
BA11 2EF
Meeting Times
Thursdays - 19:45 to 21:15

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

08/09/2020 By Paul Marsh

Dear Parents,

                     Good news! We have now had our Risk Assessments (or to put it correctly Risk Mitigation Document READ HERE) officially approved by District and we are once again free to meet up again. All Beavers, Cub's and Scout meetings will therefore recommence this coming Thursday 10th September at Tedbury Camp Site (see attached map for directions).


Timings for meetings will be as follows:


  • Beavers       -           5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Cub's           -           6.30pm - 8pm
  • Scouts         -           7pm - 8.30pm


When dropping off Beavers, please travel down the drive and park at the main arena where you will be met by the Beaver leaders. Whilst the parents of new Beavers may wish to take them to introduce themselves (whilst maintaining social distancing), would all others please remain in your cars. Pick up for Beavers will also be from the main arena.    


For Cub's, please drop off at the entrance to the Cub Field (just before the main arena) were a Cub Leader will be stationed to guide your Cub to their group for the evening. Once dropped off, please go down to the main arena to turn around and leave the site. Picking up of Cub's will be from the main arena. If you are a few minutes early, please remain in your car until your cub is brought to the arena by the Cub leaders.


For Scouts, please drop off and pick up at the main arena, again remaining in your car when picking up until your Scout is ready to leave.


Once in their respective section meetings, your child will be briefed on the use of the toilets and other measures they will need to observe. No doubt they will be used to this from school, but we will need to go over these simple rules as they relate to our meetings.


As we will be outdoors at the campsite please ensure your child dresses appropriately, with sturdy footwear or wellingtons and a warm waterproof coat. Full uniform is not required, but please wear neckers.  


Scouts are advised to bring a torch as it will be dark by 8.30pm


To minimise the need for face to face contact with leaders at Tedbury, if you have any queries relating to the restart, please contact them direct by e-mail prior to Thursday at:


Beavers: Emma Blake - emmabeavers5th@gmail.com


Cub's: Richard Webley - richardwebley@blueyonder.co.uk


Scouts: Ray Marsh - ray.jmarsh@btinternet.com


Group Scout Leader - mikeplaskitt@blueyonder.co.uk


If you do though wish to speak to somebody face to face about any concerns you may have about your child's safety, our Group Scout Leader Mike Plaskitt will be available at the main arena car park at the start of every section meeting.  


We look forward to seeing all once again and it will be great to be getting back to Scouting. We will continue to update you as and when there are any changes and particularly when we plan to move back indoors at Selwood School,    






David Hoare

Chairman -  5th Frome Scout Group


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As with all our camps, this virtual camp is jam-packed with things to do!

We have 3 tasks for you to do Sunday afternoon, 2 tasks for Monday, challenges to be completed anytime throughout the camp and a whole bunch of optional additional activities to pick from and have a go at whenever you fancy over the weekend.

With all the tasks and activities, we really want to see what you achieved, so please share your pictures, files and videos of you completing the below with us during the camp. You can either


Please be safe while doing these activities and check what you’re doing with an adult.

Download the list here:

Microsoft Word version: TasksChallengesActivities.docx

PDF version: TasksChallengesActivities.pdf

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5th Frome Virtual Camp - Easter 2020
06/04/2020 By Paul Marsh

Dear Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Parents/Guardians and Family!

We hope you are keeping well during this of big changes in the way we must live. We are all stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we cannot continue our Scouting. With this in mind….
5th Frome are holding a Virtual Camp!
Will we be doing the same sort of activities as a normal camp, just tweaked slightly!
It will include;
- building and sleeping in a shelter/tent (inside or outside),  
- building a campfile (real or model)
- Wide games
- Virtual day trips
- challenges and activities
- Online meetings to bring us all together.
Full information, including programme and activities download the letter here: 5thFromeVirtualCamp.docx
This is open to the whole family to join in!
We hope to you will join us and help keep 5th Frome Scout Group Scouting!
Any questions please get in contact!
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06/03/2020 By Paul Marsh

Hello, two important pieces of inforamtion for the Scout section

1. Due to all that's going on with the Corona virus, the Scout leaders have decided its not worth the risk and, for this year only we will not be having a summer camp. If you have paid any money, you'll be contact in due course ,to have it retuned.

We will see what the situation is like closer to the time and may organise a smaller camp during the summer.


2. Unfortunately due to lack of numbers wishing to attend, Easter Camp has been cancelled this year. We will look and see if we can put on an alternative camp at another time.


If you have any questions about the above, please get in contant.


5th Scout Leaders

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Easter Competition!!
03/03/2020 By Paul Marsh
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5th Frome Scout Troop
Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EF
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