Stevenage District Scout Council


Following advice from Public Health England placing various restrictions due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have been monitoring this advice carefully and along with the guidance from the Scout Association issued on the 16th March we can confirm that all Scout gatherings & events are cancelled for the forseeable future.

This means that ALL section meetings and ALL planned activities are now cancelled until further notice.

This information will be updated as more information becomes available to us.


Beaver Meetings - CANCELLED

Cub Meetings - CANCELLED

Scout Meetings - CANCELLED

Explorer Scout Meetings - CANCELLED

Scout Network Meetings - CANCELLED

County Cub Bushcraft Day - CANCELLED

Scout About Challenge - CANCELLED

Archery Sessions - CANCELLED

Backpack Jack - CANCELLED

Colonel Wood Patrol Camp - CANCELLED

St George's Parade - CANCELLED

Lochearnhead Expedition - Awaiting more information - the trip leaders will be contacting those concerned.

Scout Shop at Poplars Centre - CLOSED 





Poplars is the Stevenage District Scouts Headquarters.  It is mainly used for district activities and events for both our yougn and adult members - such as activities days and training events.  

The main building has a large hall, which can be split into 2 halls (approx 1/3 and 2/3 of large hall). The main hall can accomodate up to 120 people.

There is a main kitchen accesible from the larger end of the main hall, and a smaller kitchen area available in the smaller end of the main hall.  The main kitchen is equipped with a 5ring cooker with a large oven, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.  It is equipped to cater for approx 40 people.

The building comes complete with WiFi and a projector and screen (in the larger end of the main hall)

There is large grassed area (including a nature pond) to the rear of building that can be used for activities and camping.

There is planty of parking in the adjacent Sainsburys car park.

Poplars is available to hire on a hourly rate - Weekdays - £15/hour, Weekends - £20/hour  (Min booking of 3 hours)

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Click here to enquire about hiring the Poplars HQ

Poplars Slideshow

Map to Poplars HQ

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