Welcome to the 1st Somerton Scout Group website.

What is Scouting?


Scouting is a remarkable movement,  that brings amazing benefits and enjoyment to everyone involved – children, leaders, parents and volunteers who help with the running of the group.

Through adventure, we help our scouts develop team-work skills, friendships, confidence, independence, responsibility and a ‘can do’ attitude to help prepare them for the wider world and give them skills for life.

Everyone in our group takes part in many adventures and activities at weekly evening meetings, weekend activities in the term and week-long summer camps (for the older sections). In a typical year, we could go climbing, caving, hiking, canoeing, abseiling, kayaking, swimming, sailing, fire-lighting, community visits, craft activities, raft building and many many more adventures.

Check out our Twitter page or our Facebook page @1stSomerton to see our latest adventures or the news section of this website.

Our Group has the following sections

  • Squirrels (4 – 6 ) Tuesday 16.30 – 17.30
  • Beavers (6-8yrs)   Wednesday 17.00- 18.15
  • Cubs (8-10.5yrs)  Monday  18.00 – 19.30 and Wednesday 18.30 – 20.00
  • Scouts (10.5 – 14yrs) Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30 
  • Explorers (14 – 18 yrs) Monday 19.45 – 21.15

Some people think Scouts is just for boys – it’s not – we have loads of girls too!

How much does it cost?

It costs £45 per term, this covers weekly meetings, insurance, membership etc. Camps are an extra cost and we have to charge for some of the extra activities.

Who runs Scouting?


All adults in scouting are unpaid volunteers;  this is why we can provide such great value activities. All our leaders have an under gone an extensive training programme and everyone has had a DBS check done.   When we provide “adventurous activities” we either use externally qualified people, or our own leaders and volunteers with appropriate qualifications.

Any questions?


Please use the contact form on this website under Get in Touch! or

email info@somertonscoutgroup.org.uk