Welcome to 13th Twickenham (St. Mary’s) Scout Group

Founded in August 1908 by Rev. A E T Raven, a former curate at St Mary’s Parish Church Twickenham, we are officially the oldest scout group in the Richmond upon Thames District.
 
The purpose of scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
 
Scouting uses a method, which is, young people in partnership with adults:
  • enjoying what they are doing
  • learning by doing
  • participating in varied and progressive activities
  • making choices for themselves;
  • taking responsibility for their own actions
  • working in groups
  • taking increasing responsibilities for others
  • taking part in activities outside
  • sharing in prayer and worship
  • making and living out their promise
 
While scouting is the largest youth organization in the world, all the leaders and helpers are volunteers, giving up countless hours of their free time for the development and enjoyment of the young people.

For this reason, during a child’s time at 13th Twickenham it is expected that one parent from each family will serve at least one term of office (a year) as a parent representative on the Group Executive Committee. The input of a parent on the committee is invaluable to ensure that the committee represents the views and ideas of all parents’ families. The role can be shared between the two of you as fits in best with your family. In addition to this we will ask occasionally for parental help with fund raising events, working parties and assisting with sectional activities.
 
This should be given careful consideration when choosing our scout group for your child.
 
We are an active and flourishing Group with no shortage of children wanting to join, but we always need more adult help. Enthusiastic volunteers please contact us. While some previous experience often helps, it is by no way essential, as training is readily available, uniform provided but no pay!