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We are the 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Scout group, part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. Scroll down to learn more or use the menu to jump to a particular section

Meet the team

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Who we are

We are the 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Scouts, part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation.
We change lives by offering 6- to 14-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and skills for life.
Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Find us on social media for more information or contact us:

Our Location

Our Address is: Duxford Scout Hut, Moorfield Road, CB22 4PS, Duxford, Cmrbidge


What we do

If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life and you can benefit too.

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart. It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet life long friends.

Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced range of activities, events and experiences, covering a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.

Together we help Scouts get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many zones as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own activity selection, which range from hiking in the dark, travelling across the country with just a backpack and three friends, and spending the first night away from home.

Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.

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Our group sections

Beavers

Ages 6-8

Make friends and try new activities in our Beaver colonies
Currently we have 2 colonies:
Wildwood Beavers - Wednesday 18:30-19:30
Forest Beavers - Friday 18:15-19:15

Cubs

Ages 8-10½

Experience adventure and learn life skills in our cub packs
Currently we have 2 packs:
Sirius Cubs - Monday 18:30-20:00
Javelins Cubs - Thursday 18:30-20:00

Scouts

Ages 10½-14

Build Confidence, resilience and a sense of Adventure
Currently we have 1 Scout group:
Arrows Scouts - Tuesday 19:00-20:30

Explorers

Ages 14-18

Take the lead and explore together. Possibly become a young leader
Currently we have 1 Explorer group:
HitchHikers Explorers - Friday 19:30-21:30


Hiring the Scout Hut

Our hut consists of the following:

  • 240 sq.m. main activity hall with semi sprung floor, caving system, traversing and bouldering walls, six climbing ropes and an exit door with a level threshold leading to the secure outdoor activity field;
  • 100 sq.m. meeting room with multi-media presentation equipment including a projector, screen and a licence to screen films;
  • Fully equipped kitchen with low level units for children’s learning;
  • Disabled wet room comprising wc, wash basin and shower;
  • Boys and girls toilets comprising wc’s, wash basins and showers;
  • 1100 sq.m. secure, outdoor activity & camping field with fire pits for backwoods cooking and firewood store;
  • Also: slack rack and archery equipment.


  • to book please download the booking form and return it to scouthuthire@gmail.com

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    Hut Booking form

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    Join as an adult

    We are always looking for more adults to become leaders, helpers or members of the executive committee.

    All training is provided as needed.

    We currently have a number of open positions across the group.
    If you are interested in any of the below openings or would like more information, please contact Marc van Niekerk (Group scout leader)
    via email: marcvn.scouts@gmail.com
    or phone: 07727123684

    We currently are on the lookout for people to join in these areas:

  • Beavers: Section assistant X1 (Wednesday group)
  • Cubs: Assistant section leader X1 (Thursday group)
  • Cubs: Section assistant X3 (1 for Monday and 2 for Thursday)
  • Exec Committee: Admissions Officer
  • Exec Committee: Subscriptions Officer


  • Join as a child

    Our admissions policy below outlines any requirements for joining our group as a child.

    W&D Policy
    W&D Admissions Policy


    For admissions, please email the following details to scoutsmembership@gmail.com :
  • Child's full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Contact name
  • Contact number

  • We currently have waiting lists across all our groups, but please do reach out if your child(ren) want to join


    Contact Us

    Please look for us in your local magazine, where we provide highlights of what the group gets up to. If you want to get in touch, please do so by any of the means listed

    Contact the Group Scout Leader


    Contact details for Admissions


    Contact details for Hut Bookings


    Contact details for Explorers