Banstead District nestles between London and Surrey. It is a part of Surrey Scout County and the UK Scout Association.
We are an active District with a variety of groups which have Beaver Colonies (6 - 8 years), Cub Packs (8 - 10½ years) and Scout Troops 10½ - 14 years) . We have 2 Explorer Units (14 - 18 years) and a Network (18 - 25 years). Boys and girls are welcome to join in every section.
The groups meet throughout the year, each at their own HQ. They also meet together for shared activities within the District and the County from time to time.
We are very proud to be members of Scouting and we hope there is something that we have that appeals to you.
Banstead Scouts History Project
Were you ever in Scouting in Banstead as a young person or a leader?
In 2016 the UK will commemorate one hundred years of the Cub Scout section with local and national celebrations. In Banstead District we are planning an overnight adventure to Chessington World of Adventure Resort, a day at the County Celebration of Cubs that is SCRAM and in December a party to bring our amazing year to an end.
If you'd like to join the fun contact your local cub pack today!
For more details about the 100th birthday of Cub Scouts, click here.
Clean for the Queen!
Following the re-planting of flower tubs in Banstead High Street earlier in March by Elm pack cubs, 3rd Banstead Scout group tackled the shrubs and litter in the vicinity of Bolters Lane, Winkworth Road and near Banstead Station on Saturday 2nd April. This was part of a larger community project to Clean for the Queen in the year of her 90th birthday.
Members from all sections of the group, from Beavers to Network scouts and leaders, turned out to help. They were joined by parents and friends including some Brownies and Guides, and even by a passer-by who asked if he could help.
By the end of the day a clear improvement could be seen in the areas that were cleared. More evidence of the hard work was in the number of bags full of litter that were collected.
Many thanks to all those who turned out to help, and who made a noticeable difference to the area. Also thanks to Reigate and Banstead Council who provided the litter picking equipment and safety vests, and collected the rubbish afterwards.