There are 400,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five age ranges: beaver scouts, cub scouts, scouts, explorer scouts and the scout network. Each age range has its own balanced program of activities, badges and awards. The 5th Potters Bar Scout Group has been serving the local community, providing skills for life and creating memories for our young people since 1939. Learn more about our history here.


Beavers 6 to 8

Beaver scouts are our youngest members. They meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

Cubs 8 to 10 1⁄2

Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenge them. A cub scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for our cubs.

Scouts 10 1⁄2 to 14

Outdoor activities feature prominently in the scout troop, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, sub photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.


Our team of adult leaders is made up of dedicated local volunteers – they are the people who make Scouting happen near you. For most of the week they are business executives, engineers, plumbers, nurses, teachers, you name it, but the rest of the time they are the heart and soul of what we do. If you would like to embark on the life-changing experience of becoming a leader or occasional helper, contact the Team here.


All over the UK, parents are helping out at their local scout group. Maybe you could come to a meeting to make tea, drive a group of young people to an activity event, or help out at a camp. Whatever it is, we are always glad to see you and you will enjoy yourself! Contact the Team here.