St. Mary Barnes Scout Group

St. Mary Barnes Scout Group was founded in the early 1920s. The Group amalgamated with the Barn Elms Scout Group (which had already amalgamated some years earlier with the Holy Trinity Sea Scout Group) in the 1980’s. It is now the only Scout Group in Barnes.

We are a mixed troop of boys and girls and we aim to be inclusive and accessible to all children wanting to be a scout. 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.

Interested in becoming a Scout?

The Scouts are 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. As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.

We have sections for:

  • Two Beavers colonies for girls and boys from ages 6 to 8 with meetings on both Tuesday (Tigers) at 5:30 to 7:00pm and Friday (Falcons) at 5:30 until 7:00pm.
  • Two Cub Packs for girls and boys from ages 8 to 10½ – Blue Pack meet on Thursday nights from 6 until 7:30pm and Yellow Pack on Wednesday from 6:30 until 8pm.
  • Scouts for boys and girls aged 10½ – 14½ and meet on a Tuesday night from 7:30 – 9pm.

For more information, see what do scouts do? on the national scouting website.

Volunteering – We need you!

Scouting only happens because of more than 100,000 adult volunteers.

No experience is necessary, and our award-winning training scheme means that volunteers can build upon existing skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication. Volunteers usually help at weekly evening meetings, activities, on weekend trips and camps. There are roles from occasional helper, assistant Leader to Section Leader to list a few. You can get more information via the national volunteering site and register your interest in volunteering for St Mary Barnes Scout Group here. Together, we can build a resilient generation.

Contact Details: For more information, get in touch with the Group Leader Piet van de Wiel.
Address: St Mary’ Barnes Scout Group, Barnes Elms HQ, 11 Queen Elizabeth Walk, London SW13 9SA, next to the Barnes Wetland Center.

You can also follow us for updates & events, on facebook and on twitter.


*St Mary Barnes Scout Group is a registered Charity: 1044365




Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls