We are called the Aquila Scout Troop, as this combines elements from a Troop tradition and from the great Roman past of our home city, St Albans.
Aquila is Latin for eagle or, sometimes, other large bird of prey: until recently, people were not too precise about identifying particular species.
Our Troop's Patrols continue to be named after birds of prey (raptors): Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Kestrels, Merlins. The patrol symbols are shown here.
St Albans was built by and from the remains of Verulamium, an important Roman City north of Londinium. Aquila is the symbol on the standards of Roman legions, and also the standard itself, carried in front of the legion. This is our logo at the top.
Other uses of "Aquila":