About Us

The Scout Association

The Scout Association was formed in 1910 by Robert Baden-Powell. The aim of the Scout Association is to encourage the physical, mental and spiritual development of young people so they may take a constructive place in society. We offer an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training based upon the Cub Scout Law and Promise. All activities are guided by adult leadership.

THE 18th EFS

The 18th Epping Forest South Scout Group was founded in 1918. The first meeting place was the Congregational Church Hall, which was on George Lane in South Woodford – roughly where Sainsbury’s is now. We moved to the current location in the sixties but continued to be associated with the Congregational Church until it was closed in 1980. The church was demolished in 1983. 

We are a registered charity (No. 303802)

The Three Sections

The Group Leader

David Matson is our Group Scout Leader (GSL), who is in charge of the whole Group.

The Group Executive Committee

The Scout Group elects an Executive Committee each year, consisting of several parents and various leaders of the Scout Group, as well as a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. The Committee has the responsibility for tasks such as account keeping, secretarial support and also fundraising. The members of the Committee play an essential part in maintaining an effective and successful Scout Group.

District and County

Our Scout Group is part of the Epping Forest South (EFS) District, which in turn is part of the Greater London North East (GLNE) County. Most of the day-to-day running of the group is done by our Group Leaders. However, we often have events and competitions that are organised by the District Leaders. These are always great fun, and we get to meet all the other Scout Groups in the District. Sometimes events are organised at a County level, and then there are often hundreds of Cubs attending!