Scout Group

As of September 2016, the 8th Charlwood Group has merged with the 23rd Leigh Group

They are now meeting together at the Charlwood hut. While they have a strong Cub Pack run by Andrew Cripps and Scout Troop overseen by Francis Lovell, due to lack of leaders they are unable to open a Beaver Colony for 6-8 year olds. If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact the District Commissioner, Julia Kielstra, on If anyone would like to hire the hut, please contact Sarah Cowley on

Charlwood Cubs have now merged with Leigh Cubs as we are no longer able run a Cub Section in Charlwood. 

Cubs meet at the Leigh Village Hall on Mondays (Term time) from 630-8pm. The leader of the Cubs is Andrew Cripps, and Assistant Cub leaders are Al Stevens & GSL Richard Pike.

Cubs are aged between 8 & 10 1/2. 

Boys can join the Beavers when they are aged between 5½ to 6, (usually the term before they turn 6) until they reach their 8th Birthday.

Beavers is run by Vikki Stevens, Beaver Scout Leader on a Wednesday term time 5:15-6:30pm, Beavers are the youngest of the Scout Division.

At this present time we do have space for more young Beavers. (Girls/Boys) 

Vikki is also currently Group Scout Leader for the 8th Dorking (Charlwood) Scout Group in Surrey.

Unfortunately due to insufficient Leader, it is not possible to run Scouts from Charlwood until we can find new leaders.

As well as being Beaver Scout Leader & Group Scout Leader, Vikki is also taking bookings for the Scout Hut which is situated behind The Parish Hall in Charlwood. 01293 871965/07966 887792

Beaver Scouts 

Beaver Scouts are young people aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.

During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. There are a range of badges available which Cub Scouts can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well they're doing. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.


The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. 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 his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges awards and activity badges. Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes. Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.