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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

Dear Parent's,
With the start of the new term only some 5 weeks away, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on our plans for getting back to meeting up once again.
At this present time the Scout Association is taking it's lead from the Governments National Youth Agency as regards what we can and cannot do and the appropriate measures we need to have in place. Similar to Government, they operate red, amber, yellow and green graded alertness levels. Currently we are at amber which means we can meet outdoors but not indoors. To meet indoors we need to go to yellow.
However as you can imagine it is not just as simply as saying ok everybody out to Tedbury! To do so we have to first produce risk assessments, operating protocols and demonstrate how in practical terms we can meet, whilst ensuring we comply with the government guidelines on group  meetings, social distancing, mask wearing etc.. These then have to be sent to the District Commissioner for approval before we can formally meet.
So, currently our leaders are busy working on all the necessary paperwork with a view to producing 2 sets of risk assessments. Firstly to cover us for meeting outside, which we can already do at amber, and then another for going to yellow so that when we are allowed to meet indoors, we are all ready to go.
In practical terms this means that as from the Thursday 3rd September we are, as things currently stand, proposing to meet at Tedbury campsite for our first 4 meetings. Due to the darker night's drawing in, there will be changes to the times for meeting up which will effect the Scouts and maybe Cubs as well. We will advise you further on this closer to September and once we get formal approval of our plans from District.  
We do understand that some of you may be anxious about sending your child back to scouting. However please be assured that we will at all times be holding our meetings in accordance with Government guidelines and we will share the practicalities of the measures we are putting in place to protect your child, once they have been approved.
In the meantime, please keep an eye on our web site for updates and you may also be interested in the latest information on our national web site at: www.scouts.org.uk/coronavirus  
David Hoare
Chairman -  5th Frome Scout Group
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Blog | Joining a Zoom Meeting
06/05/2020 By Paul Marsh

Zoom instructions

To join the online Zoom meeting:

NB: We recommend joining via a PC/Laptop, this will ensure that you are able to see all other scouts, and we will also be easier for you at times when we share screen. But this is not essential if all you have is a Tablet or Phone

Once downloaded and installed, on Thursday:

  • Open the software and click the blue “Join a Meeting” button
  • Enter the below information and click “Join”.
    •  the Meeting ID
    • Enter your name in “Personal Link Name”
  • You’ll then be asked to enter the password.


Meeting ID's and passwords will be provided or each event. If you do not recieve them please contact us by phone, email hello@5thFromeScouts.org.uk or through social media.


Security/code of conduct measures;

  1. Please make sure you are using the latest version of Zoom 
  2. Join with the biggest sceen you can (ideally a PC/Lapto, or a tablet/phone if not)
  3. We will be operating a waiting room, if we do not recognise the name you will not be allowed to enter the room, so please make sure you use a name we know.
  4. Please keep your camera on
  5. Please be respectful to others in the zoom meeting as you would in our normal meetings.
  6. If you're in a noisy environment, you can mute your mic and unmute it when you have some thing say.
  7. To ensure the Scouts are able to take part in the activity safely, an adult should be in the vicinity of the device being used. This does not mean that they have to be online with them or looking over their shoulder, but in the same room or the room next door would be great.


If you have any questions, please do get in contact with us.

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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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16/03/2020 By Paul Marsh
Dear Parent,
As per this ANNOUNCEMENT from Tim Kidd the UK Chief Commissioner, all Scouting in the UK has been suspended until further notice. We will sadly therefore not be meeting again until the crisis is over and we have been notified it is safe to resume our activities. In the meantime our leaders will be looking to see what our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can do at home as regards badge work etc.. and which can be brought in once we are again back at Selwood. This information we hope to send out over the next week and we will e-mail out the details to you as well as providing information on our web site.
In the longer term, I will of course keep you updated and will let you know as and when we will be resuming Scouting,
Kind Regards,
David Hoare, Chairman -  5th Frome Scout Group
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5th Frome Scout Troop
Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EF
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