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Welcome to Banstead District Scouts
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 -
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?
Have a wander down memory lane and share your memories with us! Click here to find out more: Banstead Scouts History Project
Celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts in 2016
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.
The Supreme Box Kart Championship!
Cubs from three packs in Banstead District joined cubs from 5 other counties to take part in the Supreme Box Kart Championship 2016 at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. This was the first time for some of the Banstead packs and 1st Woodmansterne, who have been attending for several years, led the way! Have a look at the event gallery below! (Pictures include Cubs from other Surrey Scout Districts too!)
The Explorers Visit Poland!
The Central European Jamboree was a worldwide gathering of Explorer Scouts mainly from Europe, in Wroclaw, Poland. From Banstead 14 Banstead District Explorers and 2 Tadworth District Explorers went. We spent 8 nights on camp. Adam Heard-
“On the first day we set up camp and had pizza. Some of the Banstead girls sung “Cha Cha Slide” for karaoke, and the rest of BDE joined in by dancing (and getting a lot of funny looks). The morning after we all embarrassed ourselves we travelled into the city. As the senior scout I navigated all 16 Explorer through Wroclaw. We watched a wonderful fire show before the red festival in which we sang the CEJ song for the first time.
The next day we tie-
For international day there were many different stalls, which we could do to collect stickers from. All the GB units teamed up to run a football shootout, cheese tasting, and a Countdown based game. Banstead and Tadworth performed the (now famous) penguin song on the main stage. In the evening we had a paint party, involving throwing powered paint. This was to show that although we are all different, all Scouts combine to be part of one great power. I most enjoyed our final night as we stayed up all night, in our sleeping bags stargazing and talking, only to get up at 3:00 am to leave camp. After I spent 60% of my Polish money in the duty free, I slept for the whole plane journey – I don’t remember take-