What we do
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.
We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help dozens of young people aged 6-14 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.
We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
Young people in the Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. And research proves it really works. A 2018 report says Scouts are 17% more likely to show leadership skills and work well in teams. They’re a third more likely to support their communities too.
Where we meet
Christ Church Chilwell
Lime Grove Avenue
When we meet
- World Scouting
Scouting is a worldwide movement, involving over 54 million young people. Every Scout makes the same Scout Promise and wears the purple membership badge. The impact of Scouting is far-reaching. Scouts will get the opportunity to meet others from around the world at events such as the World Scout Jamboree which is held every four years.
- UK Scouting
Scouting was founded in the UK by Lord Baden-Powell. There are around 400,000 Scouts currently in the UK. Our Chief Scout is Bear Grylls and there are lots of great national opportunites such as the St George's Day Parade in Windsor or the Gilwell Reunion.
- Nottinghamshire Scouting
We take part in events all over the county from the annual NESST Challenge Walk to the Mega Moot camp every four years. Nottinghamshire is a vibrant county for Scouting and is full of great facilities.
- South West Notts Scouting
Our district comprises of Stapleford, Beeston, Chilwell, Toton and Bramcote. We often take part in activities together and leaders meet frequentyl to share ideas.
- Group Scouting
Our Scout Group is 2nd Chilwell where most of our Scouting takes place day-to-day. We have Beavers, Cubs and Scouts that meet at Christ Church Hall.