About Us

Bearsted Scouts, commonly known as The Scarlet Pimpernels, have been part of the community for over 100 years. The group was first set up in 1912 and has continued to teach young people life changing skills and provide adventourous activities ever since.

The group currently consists of two beaver collonies, two cub packs, a scout troop and an explorer unit. Over 120 young people and 30 adult volunteers are involved in weekly scouting activities throughout the year.

What we offer

Scouting offers young people and adults a opportunity to gain skills for life by doing more and being more. Through activities and challenges, you can gain confidence and become a more active part of society.
Our activities range from crafts to climbing, camping to community support, canoing to computer science. There are thouands of activities on offer.
Our youth shaped programs ensure that we are always moving forwards with our programes, keeping the activiites relevant and inclusive.

Where we cover

Bearsted Scouts covers ther areas of Bearsted, Thurnham, Detling, Downswood and Ofham. If you live outside this area, we will forward your query to the relevant group for which you fall under.

Other groups in the area include Grove Green, Mote Park and Leeds and Hollingbourne. If you are unsure who to contact, then please visit Maidstone East Scouts.

If you are currently scouting and have reently moved into the area, then contact us as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to continue your scouting experience.

Who can join

Any young person over the age of 6 can join Scouting. That’s right! Boy and girls between the ages of 6 and 18 can join Scouts. We have 4 different age sections to ensure that the activities, challenges and experiences are appropriate for the age group. For more information about the different sections, please visit the pages for each section.
Adults can join and volunteer with us for as little or as long as they want. All our adult volunteers go through a DBS check to ensure we are keeping our young people safe. There is no test to pass or certificate to show when becoming a volunteer, everyone is welcome. We even provide training n the job to ensure that you learn as much as the young people do.
There is also no longer a requirement to hold or practice any faith, as we have versions of the Scout Promise for all faiths, including agnostic. Everyone is welcome!
If you think Scouting is for you, or if you would like some more information, the plesae contact us!