Southwark District Scouts provides Scouting to 600 young people across the Borough
Most of our groups have their own Beaver colony, Cub pack, and Scout troop. We also have two Explorer Scout units and a Scout Network. We aim to offer challenge and adventure to all our members. We believe in helping our young people fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We’re working to make Scouting available to all and we’re passionate about what we do.
Each year we hold a district Beaver sleepover, district Cub camp and district Scout camp. Alongside sports days, chess competitions, cooking competitions and loads more.
The District also owns the fantastic Waylands campsite in Westerham available for hire if you want to get back to nature and camping basics. We also have Scout House available for hire for events.
Scouting for all ages
Skills to succeed in life
Scouting isn’t just singing round the camp fire and toasting marshmallows (though you can do that too!). It’s learning to speak publicly, how to organise activities and how to face your fears. Its learning practical skills from starting a fire to updating a website that young people will use throughout their life.
Groups within the Southwark District have an extensive programme of events and activities that help young people gain some independence, develop their social skills and get them working in a team. Scouts builds skills for life.
Scout House is Southwark District’s Headquarters and is located in Bermondsey. It is also available for hire!
There’s plenty of space for a dance or sports event and all proceeds go to the District’s efforts to help young people build skills for life.
Latest news from the District
Upcoming District events (next 30 days)
Sunday March 26
- 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
District Cubs - Scientist Badge activity dayScout House, 252 Jamaica Road, London, England, SE16 4BD, United Kingdom
Saturday April 8
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Waylands Scout Campsite work daySouthwark Scouts Wayland Campsite (Buckhurst Rd, Westerham Tn16, United Kingdom)
Tuesday April 11
- 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
District Cub Leaders’ meetingScout House, 252 Jamaica Road, London, England, SE16 4BD, United Kingdom
Sunday April 16
- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
First Response courseSouth London Scout Centre (Grange Lane, Dulwich, London, Greater London, SE21 7LH, United Kingdom)
Sunday April 23
- 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- London Marathon and Water Station
Camp at Waylands
Waylands Camp Site is roughly 13.5 acres of camping field and woodland near Biggin Hill.
It provides a natural environment that promotes and facilitates outdoor adventure to as many young people as possible.
Visitors are encouraged to get back to basics with camping and core outdoor skills.
More details including how to book are available on the Waylands Campsite website.
Transport for hire
Phoenix ESU manage and operate a minibus on behalf of the district. It has 17 seats and also has a towbar for towing trailers. It can be hired by Scout units or not for profits for a suitable donation. Visit the Phoenix ESU website for more information or click below.
District equipment to hire/borrow
The following equipment is available to borrow/hire from units within the District. If you have equipment available in the District and would like to list it here please contact the District Secretary.
For making fresh juices or cider. Available from:
Gas powered flat-top griddles. Available from:
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For happy campers. Available from:
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