On this page:
- Beavers (6 – 8 years old)
- Cubs (8 – 10½ years old)
- Scouts (10½ – 14 years old)
- Explorers (14 – 18 years old)
If you are interested in joining, please check out our waiting list.
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section in The Scout Association and are aged 6 – 8 years old. Beaver Scouts have lots of fun doing different activities, which include:
- making things
- playing games
- going on visits
- making friends
- earning badges
- going away for a night on a sleepover.
Merry Colony meets on a Wednesday and Pippin Colony meets on a Thursday.
You can contact Wednesday’s Merry Colony by emailing and Thursday’s Pippin Colony by emailing
Merry and Pippin
In The Lord of the Rings, Merry was often considered, and was described by Tolkien as, the most perceptive and intelligent of the Hobbits: for example, even before Bilbo Baggins left The Shire, he knew of the One Ring and its power of invisibility.
Pippin was the only hobbit who had not yet reached his ‘coming of age’ when he and his fellow Hobbits set out from the Shire (being eight years younger than Merry, while Frodo himself was 50 years of age) and was therefore still in his ‘tweens’. He was a worthy accomplice to Merry’s plans, but showed his youth as well; he was still a cheerful, if occasionally thoughtless Hobbit, and was first to miss the comforts of Hobbit life.
Merry and Pippin were best of friends who together had incredible adventures.
Cub Scouts are aged 8 to 10½. We have two cub packs, Chil Pack and Rikki Pack. Chil meet on a Monday and Rikki meet on a Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30pm.
Cubs take part in lots of fun activities like camping, going on trips, playing games and making things.
They enter sports competitions, go camping at least once a year and have visits from interesting people.
Other recent activities have included Docklands water activity day, raising money for Shelterbox and visiting the British Transport Police dog training centre.
Monday Chil Pack Leaders
Tuesday Rikki Pack Leaders
Scouts are aged 10½ to 14. They camp frequently and take part in activities including sailing, kayaking, gliding, climbing, playing in football tournaments, DJing, cooking, journalism, roller skating, Alton Towers, trips abroad, karting, BMXing, narrowboating and the list goes on.
Activities on a Troop Night can be anything from an Oxfam poverty awareness game to air rifles, cooking stir-fry to games in the woods.
Thursday Thunder Troop Leaders
Friday Lightning Troop Leaders
Explorer Scouts are 14 – 18 and meet in our HQ.
Their activities are similar to the Scouts but the Explorers take a bigger part in organising the section. It is still leader led but they are given more responsibility.