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 





The Canyon Scout Activity Centre is an ideal location for a weekend of activities.  In addition to the on-site activities of Climbing, Abseiling, Jacobs Ladder, Crate Stacking, Zip Wire and Leap of Faith, the water activities centre at Fairlands Valley Lakes is located just 10mins walk away.  Archery and Rifle Shooting can also be provided.

The main building can accommodate a maximum of 40 people in one main hall (approx 10m x 10m square), and comes with free WiFi and an equipped kitchen for up to 30 people including a 4ring domestic cooker, freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.

The Canyon is available to hire for Children's Parties and team building events as well as for youth groups.  Activities can be provided by our fully qualified and insured instructors for these events.

There is a small flat grassed area suitable for approx 10 tents or outside activities along with a campfire area.  Parking is available for a maximum of 10 cars.

Prices for hire of the activity centre start from £100 per 24hr period.  The activity centre is also available for evening and daytime bookings on a hourly rate - Weekdays - £15/hour, Weekends - £20/hour  (Min booking of 3 hours)

Prices for the activities are per person and based on a minimum group size of 10 and a maximum of 20 and a activity session of 1hour 

& Guiding
Schools &

 Climbing/Abseil £3 £5 £7.50
 Jacobs Ladder £3 £5 £7.50
 Crate Stacking £3 £5 £7.50
Leap of Faith £3 £5 £7.50
 Zip Wire £3 £5 £7.50
Rifle Shooting POA POA POA

Booking Terms and Conditions 

Click here to enquire about booking the Canyon Centre and our Onsite Activities



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