Scouting at the 25th Purley

Bear Grylls, our Chief Scout says:-

“Every child has the right to an adventure.  Life is about grabbing opportunities.  The prizes don’t always go to the biggest, the best and the strongest – they go to those who persevere.  These are simple life lessons that Scouting teaches.”

“Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends.  This is what I love about Scouting.  It’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures and helping others to do the same.”

We are passionate about Scouting at the 25th Purley because it offers our young people the opportunity to develop to become the kind of adults that we can all be proud of.

We deliver high quality exciting weekly programmes for young people from the age of 6 to 18 and an extensive range of adventurous activities and Camps throughout the year.

We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated, committed, experienced, talented, energetic and fun volunteer adult Leaders to look after our young people.  They give outstanding service to Scouting in our local community and we hope that they will continue to do so for many years to come.

We are proud of our reputation for delivering first class Scouting with excellent equipment and resources and led by inspirational Leaders of exceptional ability and commitment.

We believe in forming a close and effective partnership with all our parents and encourage them to be actively involved in their child’s Scouting at the 25th Purley.  We rely on our parents to offer their practical help and support to the Scout Group; to support our Sponsor, St. Mark’s Church (who generously provides us with somewhere to meet) and to take part in the special occasions in the life of the Group.

We expect the highest possible standards of behaviour from our young people and encourage them to do their best to live their lives according to The Scout Law and The Scout Promise.

Scouting benefits the entire community as it gives young people something exciting, adventurous and fun to do; it encourages them to achieve and be proud of themselves; it gives them opportunities to take part in a wide range of adventurous activities that are often not available elsewhere and above all, it gives them something constructive to do with their time and in a way that benefits us all.

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Flexible Volunteering

Flexible Volunteering All our Leader Teams and Group Executive are unpaid volunteers.   We love Scouting and give our time to it because it’s all about having fun, taking part in great experiences, amazing adventures and camps and helping our young people to do the same and to grow up to become the kind of …

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History

The 25th Purley (St. Mark’s) Scout Group was first registered with the Scout Association on the 1st December 1951 and has been providing Scouting for the local community, based at St. Mark’s Church, ever since – that’s thousands of young people who have benefited over the years.  In 2003 the 25th Purley welcomed its first …

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Weekly Meeting Times

At the 25th Purley we provide a wide range of adventurous activities and camps as well as an exciting programme of weekly meetings.  Our Sections meet as follows:- Beaver Colony Age 6 – 8 Tuesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm Cub Pack Age 8 – 11 Tuesdays 6.45 – 8.15pm Scout Troop Age 11 – 14.5 Wednesdays 7.30 …

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