The Scout Section is for young people (Boys and Girls), aged between 10 1/2 and 14 years. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group, after which time the young person can join the District Explorer Scout Section (14 to 18 years)

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities. "Participation" rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme centred o­n the aims of the Scout movement; to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Being outdoors is an important part of the programme and a good proportion of time is given to taking part in both traditional outdoor Scouting activities, such as Camping, Hiking, Pioneering, Survival Skills, Cooking and Wide Games as well as a range of adventurous activities, such as Hill Walking, Climbing, Caving, Canoeing and Sailing. Scouts are encouraged to find out about the world in which they live, to know their own abilities, develop their creative talents and to understand the importance of keeping fit and to explore their own values, beliefs and personal attitudes.

The international aspect of Scouting has a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in this section.

The following Scout Troops operate within the District:

Troop Day At Time
1st Ashwell Monday Village Hall, Ashwell 7:30-9:00pm
1st Baldock Friday Scout Hut, Park Drive, Baldock 7:15-9:00pm
2nd Baldock Friday Catholic Church Hall
off Limekiln Lane, Baldock
4th Letchworth Friday St Pauls Church Hall
Pixmore Way


5th Letchworth Wednesday Scout Hut, Spring Road,
7th Letchworth Friday Wilbury Hall
Bedford Road,
8th Letchworth Thursday Grange School, Sparhawke
11th Letchworth Friday Scout HQ, Rushby Mead, Letchworth 7:30-9:00pm
12th Letchworth Monday Letchworth Corner Sports Club, Whitethorn Lane, Letchworth 7:30-9:00pm

For further information please contact the Assistant District Commissioner Scouts

Forthcoming Scout Section Events

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