We’re proud to be part of a single, nationwide family of Scouts. But to make sure everyone gets the support they need, we are arranged in different groups and units across our regions and nations. Each is looked after by a volunteer who supports others to help young people gain skills for life.
The basic unit of organisation is the Scout Group. This is based in a local community and usually consists of Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer and Network Scouts aren’t formally part of Scout Groups (although they may have partnership agreements with one) and sit directly within the local District.
Some Groups are larger or smaller depending on where they are located. One Group may contain one or two Squirrel Dreys, one or two Beaver Colonies, one or two Cub Packs and a Scout Troop. Another may consist only of one section.
A number of Groups in a certain locality constitute a Scout District. A number of Districts make up a County (or Area in Wales and a Region in Scotland). As a district, Chelmsford is part of Essex County Scouts.
Our District team is made up of a number of teams and sub teams who provide support to the various groups and units around Chelmsford.
Find out who volunteers in each of the key roles within our teams
Take a look at our current volunteer vacancies