We’re 24th Chelmsford Scouts and every week we give people aged 6-14 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.

We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

Based near Savernake Park in the Westlands area of Chelmsford, Essex, we’ve got a Beaver Colony, a Cub Pack and a Scout Troop. We might be an organisation for our community’s young people, but there’s always a home for the adults as well. To do what we do, we need volunteers to undertake a wide variety of roles, both with and without the young people.

Do more. Share more. Be more.

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.

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. We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always.

Sign up to help your child discover their ‘thing’: from abseiling to coding to performance art and everything in between. Get in touch with our group to add their name to our list now – we’ll get back to you as soon as we can to let you know when their adventure will begin!

We couldn’t do what we do without an amazing team of volunteers.

We’ve already got one Chief Scout, and he’s brilliant. What we need now are smilers and inspirers, activity planners and Zoomers – all round team players to support our young people.

The good news is you shape what you do and decide how much time you give. Scouts happens when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to be a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer).

Scouts is needed now more than ever. The pandemic has hit our young people hard – with two thirds saying is impacted on their mental health. Having people positive role models to guide the way, and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak and find their place in the world. We help them gain skills for life.

There’s lots of ways you can help give the young people of Chelmsford a great Scouting experience – from weekly meetings with the sections, to helping clear away after camp – there’s a role for you! If working directly with young people isn’t your thing, you could be a trustee, treasurer or secretary. If you’re interested in helping out in any way, we’d love to hear from you!