Scouting in Richmond upon Thames District

Our District

We have 24 Scout Groups located throughout the District, almost all having at least one Beaver Scout Colony (6-8 yrs), Cub Scout Pack (8-10.5 yrs), and Scout Troop (10.5-14 yrs). We also have 11 Explorer Scout Units (14-18 yrs) and a Local Scout Network (18-25 yrs).

For a downloadable pdf of all our Scout groups, click here.

Leading Scouting in the Borough is a District Commissioner who reports to the District Scout Council.

Phil Hunt was appointed District Commissioner in 2018. Supporting Phil are Assistant District Commissioners and other advisers.

These include an Assistant District Commissioner for each Scout Section – Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network.

Advisers include Scout leaders who arrange Scout leader training, assess the capability of leaders (such as issuing permits for nights away) and supporting special needs.

5 Year Plan – #Skills for Life

As a District we have embarked on a new 5-year plan – 2018-2023, to align with the 5-year plan promoted across the UK. You can read about the UK Scouting 5-year plan here.

By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities. 

Elements of the District 5-year plan include:

  • Improving delivery of leader training
  • Youth-involvement based on #Skills for Life
  • Digital transformation (which includes this website)
  • A review of programme delivery within the District and Groups
  • How we can better collaborate between groups and pool our resource and knowledge
  • Practical support for groups and supporting specific needs for sections
  • External perception – how we raise community awareness
I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls