Welcome

Welcome to the 4th Eastcote (St Lawrence) Scout Group web site, the Group is based at St Lawrence Church in Eastcote, near Ruislip in Middlesex.

Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Our scout group is open to both boys and girls and has around 120 young people who are supported by about 20 adult leaders. We have two beaver colonies, two cub packs and a scout troop.

4th Eastcote is an open Church Sponsored Scout Group. This means the Scout Group and the Church support each other in achieving their aims. We encourage you to be part of our Church community although you don’t have to worship at St Lawrence’s to be a member of 4th Eastcote. This maybe because you choose to worship elsewhere or have a different faith or beliefs. We give priority to young people who want to join and whose families are part of the St Lawrence church congregation.

Age ranges

The Sections and age ranges at 4th Eastcote are:

Beavers  (Monday or Wednesday)    6 – 8 years old
Cubs  (Tuesday or Thursday)       8 – 10½  years old
Scouts  (Friday)                  10½ – 14 years old

Beavers (6–8)

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly in term time and take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

Cubs (8-10½)

Our Cub Packs both have around 24 Cub Scouts who are split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors, they meet weekly during term rime.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

Scouts (10½–14)

The Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as canoeing, abseiling, expeditions overseas, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world. Rock climbing, gliding, pioneering, wide games and cooking on camp fires are just some of the things they get up to.

Adult volunteering

Everything the group does relies on volunteers. Whether its leading section meetings, running camps, looking after the hall or raising money, our friendly and active volunteer team are always looking for extra help. Please contact us if you would like to become an adult volunteer with 4th Eastcote.

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more please check out the FAQ page on the home menu button or contact us. If you would like to add your child to the waiting list please click Join the Adventure on the menu above.