About Scouts

What do Scouts do?

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week –  having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Every week we give almost half a million 6-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

Sign up to help your child discover their ‘thing’: from abseiling to coding to performance art and everything in between.

About Scouts in New Costessey

Scouts in New Costessey have been around at the 27th Norwich for over 80 years now, with the group being registered on 4th July 1934 and meeting at our hall on Gunton Lane for longer than anyone can remember! We’re part of the Northern Norwich Scout District and have close ties with other local groups in the district, such as 16th Norwich in Old Costessey.

As with most scout groups, we have a Beaver Scout section (ages 6 to 8), a Cub Scout section (ages 8 to 10½) and a Scout section (ages 10½ to 14). The Nelson’s Victory Explorers also meet at our hall and provide adventurous activities for those aged 14 to 18.

Adults in Scouts

Of course the fun doesn’t stop when you reach 18! Scouts in New Costessey is run by a great team of amazing volunteer leaders, helpers and supporters. Leaders run the weekly sectional meetings, sharing the load between them and helpers. Our supporters include parents, helpers and members of the Group Executive Committee.

The Group Executive Committee make sure that we have enough money to run our activities and have a nice, safe and accessible building to hold our meetings in. Other people offer to share certain skills with the Beavers, Cubs or Scouts so that our members can earn specific badges.

In other words, whatever skills you have or how ever much of your time you can spare, there is a way for you to get involved in Scouts!

For more information on how to get involved, visit the Adults & Volunteering page.

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Hiring our Hall

It is now possible to book our hall for parties, functions, meetings and other events. The hall is used most weeknights for Scouting & Guiding, however it is available during the day during the week and most weekends are also available to hire.

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