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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.

International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


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

Family Walk - 11th July 2019
06/07/2019 By Paul Marsh

Please note that on Thursday 11th  July there will be no meetings at Tedbury Camp Site due to its use by other external organisations. Therefore as we do at this time each year, we will be running a family walk on the Thursday evening for all age groups i.e. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and encourage all family members to come along (Dogs also welcome)  and join us for the evening. We will also running a scavenger hunt (Download Here) where you have to find objects starting with any of the letters that make up "Frome Scouts" (Participants may want to bring a small bag or rucksack to collect objects). On our return to the church, leaders will check and score each sheet.


This year the walk will start at the Church at East Woodlands (see location on the left hand side of the map HERE) at 6:00pm and will take us on a circular route through rolling countryside around Roddenbury Hill on the Longleat Estate and back. It is expected that we will arrive back at the church car park by approx 8:15pm. There will be refreshments just over half way round, which Ray will provide when we get to Friggle Street (see the top of the map HERE).


If you are just dropping your Beaver, Cub or Scout and not coming on the walk yourself that's fine, please just ensure your child finds their respective leader and lets them know

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02/07/2019 By Paul Marsh

Dear Parents and scouts / cubs

The Frome Marathon management committee have asked the scouts to do a leaflet drop to advertise the road closures for the marathon. 1/ 7th scout troop are covering the south part of the town and 5th will be covering the north part of the town.

So the time spent carrying out the leaflet drop will count toward the scouts World and Community Challenge Award. The marathon committee will pay us to carry out the leaflet drop which help with 5th fun rising actives. Parents if you have the time any help will be welcomed.

We will meet at the Frome Football Club car park at (Cubs start at 6.30 and finish at 8pm / Scout start at 7.00 and finish at 9pm.) You will need to wear your troop neckers and have a water bottle.

If you need any further information please ring on 07850 872222

Ray Marsh - Scout Leader 5th Frome Scout

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Scout JAWS Camp - Final Details
17/06/2019 By Paul Marsh
Jaws Camp is this weekend!  Here are the final details you need:
Camp site address and post code: Buddins County Scout Campsite, Puddletown Road, Wereham  BH20 7NU
Friday night: 
All scouts to meet at 4.30 pm  at the Frome Football Club car park with your camping kit.
The Friday car drivers are          Mr Bennett 
                                                   Mark Farrar
                                                   Lara Jones
                                                   Miguel                    3x scouts in each Car
Sunday Afternoon:
Would all Sunday drivers please be at the camp site by 2.00 pm or before.
The Sunday car drives are        Mr Ramarge
                                                   Harley Beven
                                                   Jo Baker                4x scouts  in each car    
Don,t forget your camping kit, cake , top half uniform.
You can fiind a kit list here: Jaws kit list
In you need any further information please ring
Ray Marsh (Scout Leader) 
07850 872222




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5th Frome Scout Troop
Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EF
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