Welcome to the 17th St. Albans Scout Troop! Scouts is about fun, challenges and adventure.
Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards. The five sections accommodate both boys and girls:
- Beavers (6–8)
- Cubs (8–10½)
- Scouts (10½–14)
- Explorer Scouts (14–18)
- Scout Network (18–25)
Our Scout Troop is part of the 17th St Albans (Abbey) Group which is made up of 2 Beaver colonies, 2 Cub packs and the Scout Troop. The Troop is one of many in the St Albans District, which also includes London Colney, Colney Heath, Redbourn and Markyate. The district also contains 9 Explorer groups and a growing Network Scout group. The District has over 1600 young people involved in Scouting, enabled by nearly 270 adult volunteers who hold warrants to run meetings and hundreds more helpers.
In turn, the district is one of around 20 in Hertfordshire County.
Nationally, we all fall under the umbrella of the Scout Association, which has its headquarters at Gilwell Park in Essex.
The Scout Association is a member of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement, the world’s leading educational youth movement, which is the worldwide umbrella group for Scouting in nearly every country across the globe.