About Us

Greenford & District Scout District is part of Greater London Middlesex West Scout County and supports Scouting in Greenford, Northolt, Perivale, Southall, Sudbury and Wembley. Scouting is the largest mixed volunteer-led movement for young people in the UK offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences and everyday adventure.

Greenford & District is made up of 14 Scout Groups and six Explorer Scout Units. Scout Groups generally have 3 sections, Beavers (6-8 years), Cubs (8-10½ years) and Scouts (10½ - 14 years). The older youth sections are Explorers (14 - 18 years), which includes Young Leaders, and Scout Network (18 - 25 years) are not attached to groups but are run directly by the District. The 6 Explorer Scout Units are located around the district. To find out more about the sections click on the links above.

To find out more about our Scout Groups please go to our Scout Groups page.

We are fortunate to have a campsite and activity centre in Southall adjacent to the Grand Union Canal. To find out more please go to our Southall Activity Centre page.

Scouting offers activities as diverse as camping, kayaking, abseiling, overseas expeditions, photography, climbing and archery. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane; there are very few adventurous activities that Scouts are not allowed to do! 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.

Each section has at least one Chief Scout's Award; ranked bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond. Many older Scouts also complete the various parts of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, or go on an expedition to gain their Explorer Belt.

The Queen's Scout Award marks the pinnacle of effort and achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members. Every year those who've recently achieved the award get the opportunity to attend a royal parade at Windsor Castle.

For Adults, there is the opportunity to join one of our Scout Active Support Units who help develop and support Scouting in the area. This section is open to all adults who have a bit of time to help their local community even if they cannot commit to being a leader at a Group.

We also have specialist skils Active Support Units for adults holding skills or permits for an adventurous activities such as shooting, hill walking, archery, pioneering or water activities.

Looking for a space for your son or daughter?

If your son or daughter wants to join and you can't find find enough information on this website then please contact us.

However, you will be looking to join a successful youth organisation and many sections in our groups are already full and operate a waiting list. Other groups have spaces - but it may mean travelling a short distance.

Interested in getting involved yourself?

Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis.

Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you'll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace too. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don't need to have been a Scout. You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.

Search for your local Group to find out how to develop your skills, learn new ones and be part of the Scouting story.

It is only by recruiting more adult help that we can extend the fantastic opportunities offered through Scouts to more young people in Greenford & District.

For those who are already volunteering - thank you for everything you do to support us in our mission to grow young people with the skills for life.

Duchess of Cambridge visits 12th Northolt Scout Group
HRH Duchess of Cambridge visiting 12th Northolt Scout Group

29 September 2020

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge marks start of Joint Presidency by thanking Scouts volunteers.

We're so pleased to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge today becomes Joint President of the Scouts, working alongside HRH The Duke of Kent to champion the power of Scouting and oversee the council - our governing body.

The Duchess' first engagement as Joint President was a visit to 12th Northolt Scouts to thank them and all Scouts volunteers for supporting young people during lockdown. Making whirly bird helicopters with Cubs, she also encouraged Beaver Scouts as they made cards to send to a local care home.

See the stories at on The Scouts website and The Mail Online.

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