18th Purley Scouts - Skills for Life

Offering fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Backwoods cooking
Cargo net
Aircraft museum
Tent pitching

“As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life.”

Bear Grylls
Chief Scout
Camping tent

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”

Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the Scout Movement

Welcome to the 18th Purley Scouts

Based in Sanderstead, Purley, we are a vibrant and friendly group part of the larger Croydon District. We are blessed with one of the best Scout HQ facilities in the area, with a great hall and large grounds.

We are also lucky enough to have an on-site traverse-climbing wall, alongside being well equipped with canoes, tents, and a minibus.

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give our young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

Get involved with Scouting

Our Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop each offer unique experiences depending on you/your child's age. Or, become an adult volunteer.

Latest News

Cub Camp 2023

Our Cubs had a brilliant few days at Frylands for their annual summer camp, with some excellent activities undertaken by all!

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Another Successful AGM

We ran another successful AGM after St Georges Parade. Read more about what we discussed.

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Ready to join?

Canoeing, climbing, surfing, making, sailing, helping, playing, volunteering, abseiling, fundraising, painting, acting...whatever you like doing, Scouts make it happen.

We provide young people with the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

Water activities
Fire brigade visit