Our Sections

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Age: 6-8 years
Wednesday 6pm – 7.15pm




Age: 8-10.5 years
Tuesday 6.45pm – 8pm



Age: 10-14 years
Friday 7pm-9pm

Shackleton Explorers


Age: 14-18 years
Mondays 7.30pm – 9pm
54th Cambridge (St Georges) Scout H.Q,
 Chesterton Primary School,
Green End Road Cambridge CB4 1RW


We meet on Wednesdays 6pm - 7.15pm

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters. They belong to the first and youngest section in the Scouting family.

Best things about Beaver Scouts?

Activities, trips and making friends are all part of what makes it so much fun for girls and boys. As well as earning activity badges, many Beavers Scouts get to go on camps and sleepovers, often for the first time. We like:

  • Being creative – making things and singing
  • Playing games
  • Going on visits and investigating nature
  • Learning about themselves
  • Getting to know other people
  • Discovering the worlds of science, nature and technology
  • Exploring the natural and man made world
  • Being caring – responding to the needs of others, the local and international community


Our Cubs meet on Tuesday 6.45pm - 8pm

Cub Scouts, aged between 8 and 10 1/2, make up the second youngest section of the Scouting family.

Cub Scouts enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges. As well as regular weekly meeting, Cub Scouts also enjoy activity days, weekend camps and pack holidays. Boys and girls:

  • Go camping
  • Play games
  • Explore the outdoors
  • Try adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery
  • Meet people from their local community
  • Experience the culture of other countries
  • Keep themselves and others safe


The 14th Scout Troop meet on Friday 7pm - 9pm

The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½  years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.

What do Scouts do?

Or should we say: what don’t we do? At this age, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life. In our Troop, Scouts:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn useful skills (e.g. survival, first aid, electronics, photography, communication etc.)
  • Spend nights away – the summer camp is often the highlight of the year
  • Help others in the community
  • Cook, both at home and at camp
  • Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing