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Scouts

Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10 ½ to 14 who: master new skills and try new things, make new friends, have fun and go on adventures, explore the world around them, help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond. Week in and week out, they gather in groups… “Scouts”

Cubs

Cubs are young people aged 8 to 10½ who: master new skills and try new things, have fun and go on adventures, make friends, are curious about the world around them, help others and make a difference in their own communities and beyond. Every week, they gather in groups called Cub Packs to take part… “Cubs”

Beavers

Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who: master new skills and try new things, have fun and go on adventures, make friends, are curious about the world around them, help others and make a difference, on their own doorstops and beyond. Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump… “Beavers”

Group First Founded
1950
Current Membership
49
Scouts in the World
40000000
UK Waiting List
55000

Featured Story

Terrific Terracycle

Scouts have been collecting and sorting ordinarily non-recyclable rubbish to send off to Terracycle.

We collect:

  • Crisps, Nuts, Pretzels and Popcorn packaging
  • Pringle Cans
  • Baby Food Pouches
  • Home Hygiene packaging that cannot be taken kerbside (mainly dishwasher tablet pouches & liquid soap pouches – not bottles as these can be taken kerbside)

Look at how much they have taken out of landfill!

Drop off your items at our Den on Pelican Road

 

Our Ambassadors

‘I have really fond memories of being a Cub Scout. I was particularly proud of being made a sixer. It was such a proud moment for me. I’m really happy now to encourage others to join, learn skills and have the same positive experience. I am grateful for what Scouting did for me.’

Warwick Davis

‘I was one of the first females in our Cub Scout Pack. It led to a love of the outdoors and really grew my confidence. The confidence that you gain through Scouting is something that you just can’t buy.’

Helen Glover MBE

‘I feel that my love of adventure really came from those first night camps I went on with the Scouts. Getting outdoors was always the best part of Scouting for me.’

Ed Stafford

‘Scouts help children and young adults find alternative ways in life and help them to think outside of the box. I call on others to volunteer a little time to help young people get the best possible start.’

Megan Hine

‘I love the fact that Scouting has gone international. It’s brilliant. When we did it, it was always good, but it was a lot more localised, and it seems to have really come into the 21st century, which I think is really important.’

Chris Evans

‘Scouting has a hugely powerful role to play in helping young people, girls as well as boys, develop those all-important life skills. It’s an inspiring organisation that inspires so many.’

Anita Rani

‘I got started as a Cub in 1st Bagshot Scout Group and learnt how to work as part of a team, light fires, canoe and much more. So many of the skills that I use on my expeditions now, I learnt at Cubs.’

Steve Backshall

‘Scouting set me on the right path at a young age because I loved the outdoors and I loved adventure. It gave me the opportunity to discover new interests, explore new boundaries and build the confidence to achieve new goals.’

Tim Peake

‘Young people need positive role models. They also need a safe, nurturing and supportive environment where they can try new things and not be afraid to fail. Scouting is one of those places.’

Ellie Simmons OBE

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