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Who we are

The 8th East Grinstead Scout Group is one of the smaller groups in the East Grinstead District but we pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest offering quality Scouting to children (both boys and girls) from a variety of backgrounds and irrespective of abilities. The Sections meet in St Marys Church Hall, Windmill Lane. The Group’s flags are displayed in St Mary’s Church and Church parades are held there twice a year – Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival. We also attend the District St George’s Day Parade to renew our Promise and the Cubs and Scouts take part in the Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade.

The Sections

6-8

Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

8-10.5

Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2, who make up the second section of the Scouting family, between Beavers and Scouts.

10.5 - 14

Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting.

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