About us

Welcome to the 27th Woolwich Scout Group, and Badgers Explorers Scout Unit!

About Us

Welcome to the 27th Woolwich Scout Group, and Badgers Explorers Scout Unit!

Who are we?

The 27th Woolwich Scout Group is one of 28 groups within the Scout District of Royal Greenwich, and is part of the Greater London South County. The group was originally formed by three members of the Wesley Hall Methodist Church congregation in late 1929, becoming formally registered as a scout group in 1930.

The Group has very strong links with Wesley Hall Methodist Church and regularly shows that support in many ways, for example: Fund Raising at The Christmas Market and Spring BBQ; Celebration at the annual Carol Service, Mothering Sunday, Church and Sunday School anniversaries; Work Days which include general help in maintenance, decorating and refurbishment of the church grounds once or twice a year; and last but not least, in the act of worship at our monthly Church Parade and Family service.

There are three sections at the 27th Woolwich, they are: the Beaver Scout Colony, the Cub Scout Pack, and the Scout Troop. In addition to this there is the Badgers Explorer Scout Unit, who also meet at Wesley Hall, and work in close partnership with the group.All of the sections are fully mixed, thus making the 27th Woolwich, along with the Badgers Explorer Scout Unit, able to provide a wide ranging programme of activities for boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 18.

The 27th Woolwich currently has a total group membership of around seventy people, including the leadership team. The leadership team are all volunteers. They have all been trained to Scout Association standards, and have all completed CRB disclosures, and work tirelessly to provide a balanced programme of activities for all of the members of the group.

We also strive to enhance the scouting experience for all of our members by participating in competitions & events organised by the District, and Nights Away experiences, both locally and internationally.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls