A quick little glossary to help you with the often very similar and confusing terms in Scouts.
- Scout Group – The Umbrella term for all the age groups in scouts
- Section – A single age group be it Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers
- Beaver Colony – The collective noun for a group of Beavers
- Lodge – A small team of Beavers
- Cub Pack – The collective noun for a group of Cubs
- Six – A group of six cubs within the cub pack with a leader and assistant leader cub
- Scout Troop – The collective noun for a group of Scouts
- Patrol – A group of Scouts or Explorers with a Patrol Leader (PL) and Assistant Patrol Leader (APL)
- Explorer Unit – The collective noun for a group of Explorers
- Leader – In charge of running a Section, they are invested into Scouting and wear uniform
- Assistant Leader – Helps the Leader with the running of the Section and are also invested
- Occasional Helper – An Adult Volunteer who gives their time to help out when they can, either with a specific activity or just at section meetings. They are not invested and are not expected to wear uniform.
- Investiture – The act of being welcomed to the Worldwide Scout Movement by making the Scout Promise.
- Necker – The Scarf worn by all scouts. They are unique to the group that you are a member of and in our case are Yellow. They are secured in place with a Woggle
- Woggle – The ring worn on the necker to keep it in place.