About Scouting

Scouting began over 100 years ago in the UK with an experimental camp on Brownsea Island led by our founder Robert Baden-Powell. Since then the movement has evolved into the bigest youth movement in the world. Our programme has been updated many times over the years so that it stays relevant to todays young people.

About Scouting in the UK

Scouting in the UK is organised on an age basis and is open to boys and girls.

The Beaver section is for young people between 6 and 8 years old who meet in Colonies.

The Cub section is for young people between 8 and 10½ years old who meet in Packs.

The Scout section is for young people between 10½ and 14 years old who meet in Troops.

The Explorer section is for young people between 14 and 18 years old who meet in Units.

The Network section is for young people between 18 and 25 years old.


About Scouting in Enfield Borough

There are two Scout Districts in the Borough of Enfield. If you are looking for Scouting in the Southgate, Whichmore Hill and Palmers Green areas of the Borough then you need Southgate District. Outside of that area you are in the right place.

Enfield Scouts Newsletter - Bangers & Mash

Bangers and Mash is our District newsletter published four times a year and edited by Roger Elkin. Roger is always pleased to receive items for inclusion written by adults or young people. Roger can be contacted at bangersandmash#enfieldscouts.org (replace # with @). Here are past editions:

2017Spring Edition - Summer Edition - Autumn Edition
2016Spring Edition - Summer Edition - Autumn Edition - Winter Edition
2015Spring Edition - Summer Edition - Autumn Edition - Winter Edition
2014Spring Edition - Summer Edition - Autumn Edition - Winter Edition
2013Spring Edition - Summer Edition - Autumn Edition - Winter Edition