Maldon and East Essex District Scouts

Welcome to Maldon and East Essex District Scouts, we provide adventurous activities and opportunities for young people aged 6-25 within the Maldon and East Essex Scout District

(6 - 8 Years)

Beaver Scouts are the youngest members within our District, and generally meet for around an hour a week. Enjoying everything that Scouting has to offer including outdoor adventurous activities, indoor creative pursuits, camps and sleepovers.

Participation is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements

Beaver scouts:

  • Learn about themselves – exploring their feelings and developing good habits of health and personal safety.
  • Get to know people – finding out about people in their family, the family of Scouting, the local community and the wider world.
  • Explore – discovering the exciting world of science, nature and technology, exploring the natural and man-made world.
  • Care – growing and responding to the needs of others, the local community and the wider world.

(8 - 10½ yrs)

Cubs Pack has members aged 8-10½ years old. Cub Scouts meet together as a Pack and work within a variety of small groups called ‘Sixes’.

Cubs take part in a wide range of activities that are designed to be both interesting and challenging. At the same time they have fun, adventure and make friends along the way. They take part in a programme of activities which includes things such as: camping, playing games, trying new things and exploring the outdoors.

Cub Scouts work towards awards and badges. Activity badges are specialist interest badges that can further develop a Cub Scout’s interest.


(10½ - 14 yrs)

A Scout Troop is for young people aged from 10½ – 14 years old. Scouts meet together as a Troop and work within a variety of small groups called ‘Patrols’.

Scouts are provided with challenging and interesting activities that meet their needs. Their activities help them learn new hobbies and interests and help them develop leadership skills and a sense of achievement.

Scouting has a reputation as an outdoor organisation based on strong traditions of camping and other outdoor pursuits.


(14 - 18 yrs)

Explorer Scouts are young people, aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family. Explorer Scouts get the chance to work with others in the District, not just their own Unit. The Explorer Scout’s programme offers a balanced range of activities covering the outdoors, skills, physical recreation, community service, environment, international, values and relationships.

Explorer Scouts can also take part in the Young Leader Programme helping with younger sections whilst developing leadership skills that will last a lifetime.


(18 - 25 yrs)

Scout Network connects 20,000 18-25 year olds across the UK, and gives them the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting projects and events centred on the themes of ‘Adventure’, ‘Community’ and ‘International’. Whether you’re organising a local meet-up or a once in a lifetime trip to the Amazon, it’s all about working together to build new skills, seek out new experiences and make a difference in the world.


Every child has the right to an adventure

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout

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Maldon and East Essex

Charity Number: 1123146