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Try over 200 activities


From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

Make new friends


Going to your Scout meetings is a chance to meet up with your mates, have a laugh and do lots of exciting activities. You’ll meet adventurous people just like you who want to do something a little different.

Have fun


Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities! We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, whatever you’re doing – and there’ll always be plenty to do!

Get outdoors


As a Scout, you get to explore the big outdoors and travel to new places and try new things. Sounds better than being stuck in the house with nothing to do, right?

Learn exciting things


Not many people know about the stars at night, how to sail a dinghy or make a sausage stew on a campfire, but you soon will! Scouting helps you learn lots of new and amazing skills – and you get to earn badges and rewards along the way.

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When can my child join Scouting?

Starting age for Beavers is usually 6, but this will depend upon the Scout Group’s own waiting list policies. Looking ahead, children can join Cubs from around the age of 8 and Scouts from 10 and a half. Explorer Scouting starts at 14 and runs until Scouts are 18.

If there is a waiting list for your local Group – why not help out? Whatever your skills and availability, there will be some way you can contribute, meaning more young people get to experience the adventure of Scouting.

How much does membership cost?

  • Beavers: £40/term
  • Cubs: £40/term
  • Scouts: £45/term

Subscription are termly and we can accept cash, cheque or direct debits. If you’re concerned about the cost, do speak to the leader in confidence; there may be assistance available.

Where do you meet?

Meetings are usually held in the hall at Ancells Farm Community Centre, unless we’re out and about in the local area.

Click the maps to see the location of Ancells Farm or a rough guide of our exploration coverage maps for a closer look…

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When do you meet?

  • Beavers: Suitable for 6-8 year olds, our Beavers meet on a Friday 4.30-5.45 pm. Learn more about Beavers.
  • Cubs: Suitable for 8-10½ year olds, the Cubs meet on Thursday or Friday evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm. Learn more about Cubs.
  • Scouts: Our oldest children are Scouts, and they meet on Thursday 7:30-9:00 pm or Friday 7:30-9:30 pm. Learn more about Scouts.

How will my child benefit from joining Scouts?

Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence, and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.

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Do I really have the skills you need?

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

What if I don’t have that much spare time?

Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

What will I get out of volunteering?

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help?

The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen first-hand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.

Are there any age restrictions on helping out?

As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.

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Want to join us?

Sorry, we have no places in our existing Beaver Colony at this time *

An alternative option is for us to start a completely new Beavers Colony and Cub pack on a Thursday evening. We used to have a Thursday stream, but that dried up a few years ago, leaving just Scouts active.

That would require you and at least two other parents/adults committing to help run the section. There are 6-7 other children of the right age waiting to for places right now – a perfect size for getting started!

Full training on all other aspects of Scouting would of course be given, and I’d be happy to help get the ball rolling.

* Priority is given for a young person from anywhere with a parent/adult who joins our team and assists around twice a month or who fills an administrative role.

  • Priority 2 for a place is a sibling of a child already a member of our Group.
  • Priority 3 is given to a child who attends a Fleet school by the time they would join us.
  • Priority 4 is given to a child who does not attend a Fleet school.

Register your interest

If you’re looking to join a Scouts group in a different area, visit the UK Scouts page.