The UK Scout Association is a member of the World Scouting movement which is a confederation of 161 National Scout Organizations in over 200 countries. It is a network of over 40 million members in more than 1 million local community Scout Groups. Some 7 million are the adult volunteers who support the local activities.
The UK Scout Association
In the UK we are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. They develop skills for life including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness, resilience and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
Scouting in St Albans
St Albans is a district in the Hertfordshire Scout County.
Scouting in St Albans is divided into groups each with at least one Beaver Colony, one Cub Pack and one Scout Troop. These colonies, packs and troops are sometimes called the sections. Our Explorers are members of units that meet in different venues across the district. We also have a Network unit who meet less formally e.g. when they are home from university or when they wish to go to an event. Our Active Support unit provides social events for adults and pool of volunteers who help perhaps at one or two events per year.
Click on the link below to see how groups are made up.
For more information on each of our groups click here
For more information about Explorer Scouts click here
History of Scouting in St Albans
St Albans was one of the first places to have organised groups of Scouts with four of the groups registering in 1908. These groups are still in existence today; the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th St Albans groups. When war broke out in 1914 the Scouts of St Albans were the first to offer their services on the home front and again in 1939. One of our most notable leaders Charles Dymoke Green is commemorated with a stained glass window in St Albans Cathedral dedicated to recognise his services to the Scouting movement. More information about the history of Scouting in Hertfordshire, Click Here.