What Do Scouts Do?

We 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.


Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.



What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, 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.

Why Join 1st Arlesey Scout Group?


We're a friendly bunch - 1st Arlesey is a great place to meet new friends.


Our weekly meetings are a chance to meet up with your mates, make new ones, have a laugh and do lots of exciting activities. You'll meet adventurous people just like you who want to do something a little different.



Adventure is a great excuse for exploring the great outdoors.


As a Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer, you get to explore the big outdoors and travel to new places and try new things. Sounds better than being stuck in the house with nothing to do, right?

Learn new skills, gain confidence and earn rewards


Not many people know about the stars at night, how to sail a dinghy or make a sausage stew on a camp fire, but you soon will! Scouting helps you learn lots of new and amazing skills – and you get to earn badges and rewards along the way.

What We Do


Navigation at its best - especially when 'treasure' is involved


An outdoor activity, in which you use a GPS mobile and other navigational techniques to hide and seek "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.

Camp Fire Cooking

We love to cook outdoors (who doesn't love the taste of chargilled cuisine)


Going on camp is a rite of passage in Scouting, no matter how old the young person – or leader!

Survival Skills

It's not just about fun, it's about surviving


Being a member of 1st Arlesey Scout Group teaches young people the skills of perseverance,  independence, fun, adventure and teamwork - we teach skills which last a lifetime.

Our Community

At 1st Arlesey, we pride ourselves on helping the community we support.


And who supports us in return - we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for our supporters.

Our Sections

AGE 5 - 7½

AGE 7 - 10½

AGE 10½ - 14

AGE 14 - 18

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members.


We usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.


We 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 Cubs, excitement and adventure are key.


A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is 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.


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

A Scout is never taken by surprise.


Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, It encourages them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative.  It offers independence to put these skills into practice.


Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.

Explorers offers fun and adventure for all.


With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers.


Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility.


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