About us

Scouting is big in Watford – huge, you could even say!

We have more than 1,200 young people and 300 adult volunteers across nineteen Scout Groups (for Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts (6-14)) and three Explorer Units (for 14-18 year olds), as well as Networks (for 18-25 year olds) and Active Support units, too – across two scouting “Districts”,Watford North and Watford South, to best support our volunteers and help our young people develop.

And we’re all growing every day!

But our massive success brings problems of its own, as in Watford alone we have nearly 200 young people on waiting lists who can’t have their own Scouting adventure because we need more adult volunteers to help run those sections!

About Scouting in the UK

We are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation.
We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

There are over 500,000 Scouts in the UK alone!

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.