1st Marwood Scouts

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Section Leaders
Assistant Section Leaders
Section Assistants
Young Leaders
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Scouts say;

Scouts made me a do-er and a give it a go-er. Made me question and listen and have a wide open mind. Scouts made me take a deep breath and speak up. Made me think on my feet, made me see the big picture, made me ignore the butterflies and go for it. Scouts made me get back up and try again. Made me think about what’s next, and plan for it. Made me jump in, get muddy, give back and get set. 

We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Every week we give almost half a million people aged 6-25 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.

1st Marwood Scouts

1st Marwood Scouts was formed in September 2015 and is based in Marwood Community Hall, next to Marwood School.
We have an active Beaver, Cub & Scout section all three sections are well supported, but we do have vacancies for new people.
1st Marwood Scouts is a great team, who work really well together, winning;
Beaver Fun Day Sandcastle Competition 2015
Beaver Competition Day Winners 2018
North Devon District Football Competition 2019 at Beaver & Cub level at our first attempt.
We have exceeded everyone’s expectations of such a small new group, but you know what they say;
“Teamwork makes the dream work”.
Now at the end of 2021 we are looking ahead to 2022 with renewed optimism.
If you want to be part of a vibrant organisation, please let me know.
Try our "4 week challenge" to see if its for you!

Scout Sessions during term time.
Beavers aged 6 to 8 years old every Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm.
Cubs aged 8 to 10 1/2 years old every Thursday from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm.
Scouts aged 10 ½ to 14 years old every Thursday from 7.30 pm to 9 pm
Scouts also have a program of Saturday activities to cover longer activity requirements.

We supply the 1st Marwood Necker a woggle and all badges.
You will need to buy a Beaver, Cub Sweatshirt or Scout Shirt, when they are invested.
The uniform can be purchased from Scout UK Shop or local supplier Exeter Scout Shops we do have a small amount of new and used clothing.

Parent Rota
All parents are on the section rota. You are their to help deliver the program that night, you will be involved in the session, under supervision. If you want more information on what a Scout volunteer does, the different roles you can do and time you wish to give back, follow this link to Scout UK.

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision, some very excited young people—and ran with it and we grew into something big.
Tomorrow we go again - be part of it!

1st Marwood Scouts


Aged 6 - 8 years old, these young people are the building block of our Scout Group. Up to a maximum of 24 young people are engaged in fun, challenging, rewarding activities that push them to experience new things in a safe environment, with supportive trained leaders.
Russell (Chil) is the Assistant Section Leader, Beavers.


Aged 8 - 10 1/2 these young people really get around with an exciting program of camping, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, backwoods cooking, pioneering and hiking at a local, district and county level.
Toomai is the Section Leader, Cubs assisted by Hazel, Jacala & Raksha & Baloo


Aged 10 1/2 - 14 these confident outgoing young people are genuinely engaged in their scouting experience, they decide what they want to do, when they want to do it and the leadership team support them to achieve their goals. Many will be working towards their Chief Scouts Gold Award and get them ready for the DofE Experience.
Shere Khan is the Assistant Section Leader supported by Jenny & Bugsy


Explorer Scouts & Young Leaders aged 14 - 18 have their own dedicated team of volunteers @TawExplorers based at Collard Bridge Scout Campsite, Snapper, and engage in the DofE Experience. 


Network is for 18 - 25 year olds. Joining is a great way to stay in touch with other young people in Scouts when your time at Explorers comes to an end. You can choose which District & Group you are attached too and flexible in the support you give them. Great to come back to Scouting from University and continue to support young people in your old group or new location where you now work.

"Chil" Russell Lee
Assistant Beaver Leader

"Keega" Seema Shah
Beaver Section Assistant

"Toomai" Ben Herbert
Cub Leader

"Hazel" Cathy King
Cub Assistant Section Leader

"Jacala" Alison Cousins
Cub Assistant Section Leader

"Raksha" Rachel White
Cub Section Assistant

"Baloo" Rebecca Fox
Beaver Section Assistant

"Sheer Khan" Russell White
Assistant Leader Scouts

"Scout Name TBA" Jenny Schmidt
Assistant Leader Scouts

"Bugsy" Alan Cruden
Section Leader
Training Advisor
Group Administrator

From the AA, Aon, Scrum Manager to HomeServe & Allfiled I have had so many great teachers and mentors in my career, be a shame to waste all that knowledge - so it's time to pay forward, to share my experiences with the next generation.

Jack Tighe

Acting Group Scout Leader

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1st Marwood Scouts

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1st Marwood Scouts
Marwood Community Hall
Whiddon Lane
EX31 4HF

Opening hours

Normally we meet every Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm during school term +
Scouts do half or full day activities monthly at weekends +
All sections camp, hike and have fun all year around.
Currently only zoom scouting is going on.


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