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Scout and Brownie Groups in the Parish

ScoutsScouting aims to empower young people by giving them the skills they need to take control of their own lives within a value based structure. Young people take part in the decision making at all levels of the Association.

At Group level, this means that Scouts (10 1/2 - 15 1/2) and Venture Scouts (15 1/2 - 20) decide their own programme and younger sections have a big input into the programme drawn up by their leaders.

Contact the scout group leader:


guidesThe Group has good relations with the Parish provision for Brownies and, together with them, aims ultimately to provide for all young people, of either sex, from the age of 6 upwards. The Guide Movement shares a common founder and has common aims and objectives with the Scout Movement. Register your interest here.

12th Forest Hill Scout Group

Scouts12th Forest Hill is part of Lewisham Manor District, which covers a network of 23 Groups and has a membership of about 1000 in the south and west parts of the Borough of Lewisham.

We also have a 60 acre camp site near Addington in Surrey called Frylands Wood. The Group's Youth Programme is run by Warranted Leaders, led by a Group Scout Leader. The Group is administered by a largely elected Executive Committee upon which the Parish Priest is represented.


Email: 12th Forest Hill St William of York Scout Group


Beaver Scouts - St. germans's road scout hut

BeaversThursdays 6 to 7pm
Beaver Scouts cater for children aged 6-8 years old and are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.

A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges. Beavers have a Promise and Motto.

Cub Scouts - St. germans's road scout hut

CubsThursdays 6.15 to 7.30pm
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.

Scouts - St. germans's road scout hut

ScoutsThursdays 19:45 to 21:15
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 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.

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

How do I get involved?
The Scout Group is always looking for keen, enthusiastic volunteers. Joining in is easy and great fun! Excellent training opportunities are provided for all roles and support is available from the local District. Contact the Acting Group Scout Leader, Group Chairman or any of the Leaders: see list of Parish Contacts in the Parish Office.

14th Forest Hill Brownie Pack

browniesWednesday from 18h30 - 20h00
Meetings in the church hall.

Contact the Brownie pack
Brownies and Guides were started in the Parish shortly after the Cubs in the early 1970s. The 14th Forest Hill Brownie pack is open to girls between the ages of 7 and 10 years. The girls play a variety of games, make cakes and craft items, go on outings and do the all important badge work.