Risden Park

The site offers the following facilities:

A hall, toilets with disabled facilities, washing facilities, showers with hot water, alter fires, a kitchen / cooking area, a fridge / freezer, on site water supply, car park, campfire circle and a bivouacking area

On Site Activities

Archery – Available booking required with Warden

Local Activities/Attractions

Abseiling – Outdoor Pursuit Centre
Assault Course – Town Park
Climbing Wall – Outdoor Pursuit Centre and Leisurezone
Bowling – In Town Centre
Canoeing – Outdoor Pursuit Centre
Fishing – River Stort
Harlow Museum
Orienteering – Town Park.
Sailing – Broxbourne Sailing Club
Snooker Hall – In Town Centre
Sports Centre- Leisurezone
Swimming – Leisurezone and various school pools available

This site is managed by Harlow District Scouts

Bookings & General Information
Nigel Apps
60 The Maples
CM19 4QZ
Tel: 01279 431802
Mobile: 07709 284846

2017-03-25T18:39:58+00:00March 10th, 2015|

Job vacancies at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre are currently recruiting for a variety of paid and volunteer roles.

Belchamps Scout Activity Centre is currently recruiting for the following positions:
Guest Services assistant Up to

2014-03-11T11:00:00+00:00March 11th, 2014|

Harlow Cubs out on the range

This weekend Cubs from across Harlow are camping out in the Wild Wild West (Risden Park Campsite), enjoying activities on the theme of Cowboys & Indians.

Each Pack is camping as either a group of Cowboys or a group of Native American Indians with corresponding totem poles or ranch gateways for their campsite.

The Harlow District Events Team, led by Wendy for the weekend, have put on a whole host of themed activities ranging from horse-riding (with horse hoppers – think space hoppers and use your imagination!), making smoke signals, herding cows, wagon races, bear and bison hunting and canoe building.

Despite some of the cows escaping (helium balloons!) several times, the Cubs are having a fantastic themed weekend, complete with cowboys and indians costumes, worn by Cubs and Leaders alike.

Sam Morris, Assistant County Commissioner (Cub Scouts) commented:

“It was great to see the Harlow Cubs and Leaders getting into the spirit of the Wild West theme, the District Events Team have done a great job of organising the camp this weekend, pulling together Leaders, parents as well as the odd Scout and Explorer Scout to give the Cubs a great weekend – well done!”

Related files:

Photo – Horse Hopping
Photo – Capture the flag

2012-06-23T17:00:00+01:00June 23rd, 2012|

How are you celebrating the olympics with Scouting?

Camping? Themed event? Activities and challenges? There are plenty of excuses to get out into the outdoors and get active with the olympics and paralympic games this summer. Get involved in ‘Your Sporting Adventure’ or camp in Essex and make a visit to the olympic park itself. There is something for everyone. How are you celebrating…?

Useful links

Your Sporting Adventure –

2012-03-09T12:00:00+00:00March 9th, 2012|

Activity Database – Search And Add Your Ideas

The online Activity Database is a great tool for storing details of activities in Essex, so get involved, and together we can make this a useful resource for everyone across the county.

Share the details of activities that you or your Group know about, it could be details about your local climbing wall, activity team, nights away location or a place you go canoeing. Please also share details of a place that lends out activities, provides a service or has an equipment store in the county.

Any facts are welcome that you would find useful in an Activities Directory. We would like an

2011-02-10T12:00:00+00:00February 10th, 2011|

New For 2011…Cubs Away!

Cubs Away 2011 is a year-long programme for Essex Cub Scouts, designed to help Cub Scout Leaders increase the number of nights away experiences that can be offered to Cub Scouts.

There are three elements to

Related files:


2011-01-02T12:00:00+00:00January 2nd, 2011|

Campaigning Against Rain Tax

If the water companies get their way, each Scout Group that owns its own building will get new bills that could be up to

Two MPs in Essex are among 67 who signed a parliamentary Early Day Motion last month to call for a social tariff regime for community and voluntary groups.

To help get a better idea of the issue in Essex, please encourage any Groups you know with buildings to undertake a short survey at Stop The Rain Tax Campaign.

More information about the campaign can be viewed at www.scouts.org.uk/water

2009-04-21T23:00:00+01:00April 21st, 2009|