Welcome to 1st Lightwater Scouts

What we do

Lightwater Scouts offers a unique combination of the great outdoors, adventure and fun to young people. There are a number of sections you can join, depending on your age.

Scouting enables people to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Why get involved?

It’s fun! Every year 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures as a part of Scouting.

The activities teach essential life skills such as leadership, independence, initiative and resilience. It’s an opportunity to try new things and make lifelong friends.

Latest News and Events

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  • 1st Lightwaters ‘Big Dig’ – WW1 trench
    1st Lightwaters ‘Big Dig’ – WW1 trench
    The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1, when a treaty was signed on Armistice Day. 1st Lightwater Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are learning what it was like by digging a replica World War 1 trench at our HQ. We started in June […]
  • Scout and Explorer Summer Camp – Brownsea 2018
    Scout and Explorer Summer Camp – Brownsea 2018
    111 years since the very first ever scout camp was held on Brownsea Island by Lord Baden Powell, 1st Lightwater Scouts and Explorer Unit camped on the very same spot. What a week – rafting, kayaking, sailing, crabbin’, swimming, coasteering, hiking and sleeping out under the stars…to name just a few of the activities!
  • Waingunga Cub Camp 2018
    Waingunga Cub Camp 2018
    Waingunga Cub Camp was held at Fernycrofts and the cubs grinned from ear to ear all weekend! Rafting, Pioneering, Ghilli suits and lots more…

Volunteers & Fundraising

We believe every young person deserves the chance to push themselves, to develop and grow, to be woken in their tent to the sound of a bustling camp preparing breakfast and to experience life-changing opportunities. If you do too, perhaps you would like to get involved?

Volunteer Opportunities

As a voluntary organisation we look to raise funds to maintain our facilities and equipment. Perhaps you can help us, or come along to one of our events to support us.

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