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.

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for their achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges.

Being outdoors is an important part of the Programme, focusing on both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

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  • Girls
  • Boys
  • Aged 101/2 – 14
“Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends.”
Sophie 13, Colchester


First Silver Wolf for the 5th Saffron Walden Scout Group - The highest honour for Saffron Walden Scouter.
County Backpack 2022 - Successful return of County Backpack!
Three thousand potential volunteers - We've nearly 3000 Occasional Helpers in Essex. Let's ask them what they'd like to do for us.
EPIC 22 - Our county event for the Scout Section



Dan Scurlock
Assistant County Commissioner (Activities)
John Dell
Assistant County Commissioner (Scouts)
Aimie Blundell
Josh Hales
County Youth Programme Team (Scouts) - Youth Representative