WELCOME to the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts)
PLEASE NOTE: As of 16th March 2020, in accordance with the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Policy of the UK Government and of the UK Scout Association, we are not meeting physically for activities, until further notice. Read the latest updates HERE.
Would you like to join us either as a child, teenager or Adult?
We provide fun activities, adventure and challenges for young people aged 6-14, and fulfilling volunteering opportunities for Adults.
Membership is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Click here for the 8th Wimbledon Beaver Colony's pages (for those aged 6-8 years)
Click here for the 8th Wimbledon Cub Pack's page (ages 8-10.5 years)
Click here for the 8th Wimbledon Scout Troop's page (ages 10½ to 14 years)
Based in Wimbledon (SW19, London Borough of Merton, South London, UK), the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group has a strong history. (We started in 1909, not long after the invention of Scouting, making us one of the oldest Scout Groups in the World! And we've been doing it right ever since.). Here is a link to the history of Scouting in general.
We have a thriving Beaver Colony (6-8 years), Cub Pack (8-10½ years) and Scout Troop (10½-14 years). We also have strong links with Explorer Units (for those aged 14-18 years) in our District, many of whom send their Explorers down to us to find out how to support Scouting, as part of their Young Leader Award. As you can see, we are well-connected.
We welcome both boys and girls in to all of our Sections and we do our best to cater for all Special Needs.
We are a Registered Charity, number 303792, and operate under the Rules of The Scout Association UK.
We are part of: Wimbledon and Wandle District : Greater London South West County : UK Scout Association : World Organisation of the Scout Movement - there are over 30 million Scouts in the World!
Scouting helps you to Gain Skills For Life!
Scouting helps you to Have Adventures!
Scouting helps you to Help Others!
... and that's not only as a Youth, but also as an Adult.
Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life-long friends.
Who can be a Scout?
Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are also plenty of opportunities for Adults to become involved as Leaders, Assistants or Administrators.
Where do I go from here?
If you are thinking of encouraging your child to join our Scout Group then make sure that you have had a good look at the links above to our three Sections. There will be loads of useful information there and also the opportunity to add your child's name to our Waiting List.
Sometimes we have a long Waiting List for entry into different Sections and sometimes there is space available straight away. Either way, we will contact you in due course to let you know progress and availability but please bear with us as we are all volunteers...
... which brings us on to the next topic...
We are only able to offer Scouting to young people through the generosity of all of the Adult Volunteers who help run the Scout Group. If you are considering offering your assistance, for as much or as little time as you can, then have a look at our ADULT VOLUNTEERS page and contact us.
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This website and all of its contents are Copyright 8th Wimbledon Scout Group 2020, additional photography Copyright TSA for general Scouting purposes.