The TROOP SECTION
The SAC Troop is for boys aged between 10½ and 15 years of age. The aim of this Section is to provide Scouts with fun, challenging and interesting activities while at the same time teaching skills and values they will need to face the world tomorrow.
The Troop is split into several teams which we call Patrols. They all have a Patrol Leader (PL) and an Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). The Patrol Leaders are led by Senior Patrol Leaders (SPL). The Troop is run by the SPLs and the Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) who are supported by the adult leaders: the Scout Leader, Assistant Scout Leaders and Young Leaders.
What we do?
At this age, youths are more aware of what they want and like, so it is no wonder that the Section gets its identity from its members. This identity is shaped by the Scout Promise and Law that teaches crucial values in taking on life’s challenges – loyalty, trustworthiness, respect to name a few.
Various activities are planned during the year such as hiking, canoeing, camping, rafting, sports, helping the community, archery, expeditions, pioneering and so on.
Scout Law and Promise:
‘On my honour, I promise to do my best to do my duty to God and to my country, to help other people and keep the scout law’
A Scout is to be trusted
A Scout is loyal and obedient
A Scout is helpful to others
A Scout is everyone’s friend and a brother to all Scouts
A Scout is friendly, honest and considerate
A Scout has courage in all difficulties
A Scout makes good use of his time and takes care of his possessions and those of others
A Scout is clean in word, thought and deed
Il-Weghda ta’ l-Iscout:
‘Fuq l-unur tieghi inwieghed li naghmel hilti, biex naqdi dmiri lejn Alla u art twelidi, biex nghin lil haddiehor kull hin u li nobdi il-ligi ta l-iscouts’.
Il-Ligi ta’ l-Iscouts:
L-unur ta scout ghandu jkun afdat.Scout hu leali u ubidjenti.
Id-dmir ta scout hu li jkun ta siwi u ghajnuna ghal haddiehor.
Scout u habib ta’ kulhadd.
Scout hu dhuli, hanin u jaf jaghder.
Scout izomm ruhu kalm f’kull tigrib.
Scout jaghmel uzu tajjeb min hinu u ma jahlix jew iwettaq hsara fil-propjeta’ u l-ambjent.
Scout hu nadif fil-hsieb, fil-kliem, u fl-ghemil.
In Aids to Scouting, Baden-Powell wrote: “The aim of the Scout training is to improve the standard of our future citizenship, especially in character and health; to replace self with service, to make the lads individually efficient, morally and physically, with the object of using that efficiency for service for their fellow-men.”
The six areas of development are (SPICES):
At such a critical time in the development of our boy’s character development, we focus on the defining of the personal identity and growth. Without the dimension of character, the person cannot be the actor of his own development.
Scouting takes all the dimensions of the human personality into account and, therefore, identifies several areas of growth on which the Scouting’s educational objectives are based. The areas of growth should not be considered separate elements, but as parts of a whole. These six dimensions have been presented on the same level as separate areas in order to make them easier to analyse. In fact, they are all interrelated and form a whole, the human personality.
How to Join:
If you would like to join our Troop message us through over Facebook Page by Clicking Here or email the Troop leaders on firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on how to do so. You can also come to speak to the troop leaders during our weekly Wednesday meetings which take place at our Headquarters in Birkirkara between 1730hrs & 1930hrs.