Scouting - Preparing young people with skills for life

Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills. 

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.

There are opportunities to go on adventure days, camping including family camp, hiking, swimming, abseiling, kayaking, as well as hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds and regardless of your child’s physical ability.

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.

Scouting is a uniformed organisation and all children and young people are expected to wear the appropriate uniform.

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

13th Twickenham (St. Mary’s) Scout Group is a thriving Scout Group with Beaver, Cub, and Scout Sections for children between 6 and 14 years of age.  The Cook Explorers for those aged 14 to 18 years of age are also based at our Scout Hut.

Beaver Scout Colonies

Beaver Scout Colonies are designed for children from age 6 to 8. 

Cub Scout Packs

Cub Scout Packs are designed for children from age 8 to 10½.

Scout Troops

Scout Troops are designed for children from age 10½ to 14.

Explorer Scouts

Explorer Scouts is designed for teenagers from age 14 to 18.  Explorer Units are run by the District Scout organisation (Richmond upon Thames) and do not form part of individual Scout Groups but we are lucky to have one based at the Scout Hut. 

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