Scouting is open to everyone, male and female, over the age of six
Young people
If you are aged between 6 and 18 you can join the Group as a youth member. You can find out more information about the different sections and get information about how to join.

Leaders and helpers
If you are over 18 and would like to help out on a regular basis with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers then you can get involved as a leader or helper. Find out more.
Scout Active Support
If you want to be actively involved but you can't commit to regular meetings or would prefer to be involved on the fundraising side of things, then Scout Acive Support offers flexible volunteering options. Find out more.
Executive Committee
All parents and other interested adults are welcome to enjoy our Executive Committee - the Group can't run without an Exec! Find out more.

We're a large Scout Group with a Beaver Colony, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops. We also host one of the District Explorer Units and we are supported by our adult Scout Active Support unit. In total we have around 150 young people, more than 25 adult leaders and an Executive Committee made up of parents and other interested adults.

Our Group is part of the Oxford Spires Scout District and a part of Oxfordshire County Scouting. You can find out more about Scouting generally by visiting the national Scouts website.


History of the Group

The Group was formed in the Autumn of 1942 with just one Scout Troop and a Cub Pack. At first meetings were held in church rooms but then a wooden hut at Gosford Turn became the Scout Headquarters. This hut was eventually moved to Gosford Hill where it was used for many years. By the 1960’s and 70’s the membership had grown until the Group consisted of Two Scout Troops, four Cub Packs and a Venture Unit.

1969 saw disaster. The hut and all the camping equipment were destroyed by fire. However fund raising by the parents and scouts and with many generous donations from villagers and others, the equipment was replaced in time for next year’s camping season. Having been so successful the parents continued with fund raising and in two years had raised enough to build the present Scout Centre. We have been meeting at the Centre since 1973.

As a group we are lucky to have such great facilities and this in part is due to the excellent steerage of the Executive Committees over the years. 

Today we have a total membership of around 200 people.