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 



Scout About Challenge

Saturday 21st March 2020

District Activity Centre - The Canyon

Latest Update - Monday16th March 2020


As you know the Government, following advice from Public Health England are placing various restrictions due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been monitoring this advice carefully along with the guidance from the Scout Association.

Following the Government update on Monday 16th March, advising, amongst other measures, that it is time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop unnecessary travel; the decision has been taken to suspend all Scout events and meetings from Tuesday 17th March 2020 until further notice. As such we have to cancel the Scout About Challenge on Saturday 21st March 2020.

All participants will receive a full refund from their Scout Leader in due course. It is most likely that this event will now be run next year in March 2021.

 Download the cancellation letter

A relatively new event for the District Scout calendar alternating with the Around Town Challenge, this is a fun six hours of non-competitive, Scout-craft activities, including; archery, a wood-work project to build a useful item for Patrol camping, survival skills and geocaching (treasure hunt using a GPS receiver).  Patrols/teams of between 4 and 7 Scouts can enter and take part in all the above activities and each Patrol will be able to take away the items they make for use at Scouts and on camps (ideal for Colonel Woods!)

Patrols check-in at 9:30am, ready to start activities at 10am. Each activity base will last an hour.  The wood-work project is spread over three one hour bases, where as the other activities last an hour each.  All the activities will be based in the grounds of the Canyon, except for the Geocaching where we will venture in to the grounds of Fairlands Valley Park. 

Download the initial information letter

Download the team entry form (Scout Leader use only)

Click here to contact us about this event or the Scout section