Scouting was founded in 1907 by Robert Baden-Powel. Since then, it has grown to become the world's largest youth movement, existing in almost every country around the world. Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

11th Stafford Scouts was founded in 1927 and is Stafford's oldest continually running Scout group. We meet on a Thursday evening at the Beaconside Conference Centre in Stafford (on the old Staffordshire University site) but can regularly be found taking part in events at weekend and during the school holidays such as camping, hiking and taking part in competitions with other Scout groups from across Stafford, Staffordshire and the UK.

We aim to provide young people with Skills for Life by delivering a fun-filled programme, giving them the chance to make friends and take part in a range of unique experiences. We offer age appropriate programmes through our 3 different sections:

Young people over the age of 14 can attend Explorers which is run by Stafford District. We also have a number of 14 to 18 year-olds assisting in our younger sections as Young Leaders.


If this sounds like something your child would be interested in, please get in touch using the details on our contact page. You can also find out more about what we get up to each week by following our Facebook page.

The fun isn't just limited to young people either! We are always looking for adult volunteers to help us deliver our programme. Whether you can volunteer each week as a leader or just give an hour a month to support us behind the scenes, people like you are invaluable to our group and our young people. If you would like to help us, please get in touch using the details on our Contact page.