Join the Adventure

What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in a diverse range of activities, including: kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you have excellent opportunity to learn new skills such as survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There is 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!

Five reasons you should join Scouting

Try over 200 activities — From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

Make new friends — Going to your Scout meetings is a chance to meet up with your mates, have a laugh and do lots of exciting activities.You’ll meet adventurous people just like you who want to do something a little different.

Have fun — Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities! We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, whatever you’re doing – and there’ll always be plenty to do!

Get outdoors — As a Scout, you get to explore the big outdoors and travel to new places and try new things. Sounds better than being stuck in the house with nothing to do, right?

Learn exciting things — Not many people know about the stars at night, how to sail a dinghy or make a sausage stew on a campfire, but you soon will! Scouting helps you learn lots of new and amazing skills – and you get to earn badges and rewards along the way.


What sections are there?

There are 5 sections in Scouting: Beavers (6 – 8 year olds), Cubs (8 – 10 ½ year olds), Scouts (10 ½ – 14 year olds), Explorers (14 – 18 year olds) and Network (18 – 25 year olds).

There are many Scout Groups in Cheltenham to choose from (most people join the one closest to them) which have Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs and Scout Troops. Find your closest Scout Group →


Where do you meet?

There are sections all over Cheltenham. Have a look at the map below to find your nearest Scout Group!


How do I Get Involved?

Send an email to [email protected] for more information about Scouting in Cheltenham. If you know which Group you wish to join you may contact them directly, if contact details are available on their website.


What if I am interested in volunteering?

Fantastic! We could always do with more enthusiastic volunteers like you. Send an email to [email protected] for more information about how to get involved!