Being a Scout
When you join Scouts, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know..
Activities and what you’ll get up to
Build and develop your confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills. Explore you beliefs and attitudes and be creative. Gain independence and put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.
Badges and Awards
Completing badges and awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.
The Scout Promise
As a values-based movement, we all make a “promise” – an oath that helps us to be our best. Each section has a different promise which can be changed for different religous beliefs.
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform as soon as you join Scouts – you can get one after a few weeks, once you’ve settled in. You’ll soon start earning badges and you’ll need to know where to put them!
Moving up to Explorers
Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Scouts and embrace your next big adventure.
All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Troop week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.
Find your local Group
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- 1st Boreham Scout Group
- 1st Broomfield Scout Group
- 1st Chelmsford Scout Group
- 1st Danbury Scout Group
- 1st Galleywood Scout Group
- 1st Great Baddow Scout Group
- 1st Ingatestone & Fryerning Scout Group
- 1st North Springfield Scout Group
- 1st Sandon Scout Group
- 1st Woodham Ferrers Scout Group
- 1st Writtle Scout Group
- 2nd Chelmsford Scout Group
- 5th/9th Chelmsford Scout Group
- 6th Chelmsford (Cathedral) Scout Group
- 8th Chelmsford Scout Group
- 11th Chelmsford (St Lukes) Scout Group
- 14th Chelmsford (Trinity Methodist) Scout Group
- 15th Chelmsford (St Johns) Scout Group
- 17th Chelmsford (Salvation Army) Scout Group
- 23rd Chelmsford (Catholic) Scout Group
- 24th Chelmsford Scout Group
- 25th Chelmsford (Christ Church) Scout Group
- 26th Chelmsford (Great Baddow) Scout Group
- Bicknacre Priory Scout Group
- Chelmer Village Scout Group
- The Walthams Scout Group
- EvolvE Explorer Scout Unit
- Havoc Explorer Scout Unit
- Kraken Explorer Scout Unit
- Quo Vadis Explorer Scout Unit
- Relentless Explorer Scout Unit
- Syndicate Explorer Scout Unit
- Tsunami Explorer Scout Unit
- Chelmsford Scout Network