1st Marwood Scouts

Welcome. Whether you're new to Scouting or part of our wonderful scouting community we hope you'll find everything you need to know.
Beaver Scout Leader
Assistant Cub Scout Leader
Assistant Scout Leader
Scout Section Assistant
Any Scout Young Leaders who want to develop leadership skills in a new group.
Anyone want to try our "4 week challenge?"

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Currently 1st Marwood Scouts is following the Scout UK guidance and all face to face meetings, events and activities are cancelled until 2021. 
However that's not going to stop us, all scouts can continue towards the Chief Scout Awards by using the Badges @ Home feature on OSM.

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.

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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 2020 we are looking ahead to 2021 with renewed optimism.
Covid19 has meant many Scouts have left their groups and many leaders and supporters have called time on their volunteering.
1st Marwood are no different, so with a handful of volunteers and some excited young people we are going to start to rebuild the group.
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 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
Scouts aged 10 ½ to 14 years old every Thursday on zoom to plan for an extended activity on a Saturday once a month

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 - Normally
All parents are on the rota, every week parents will be emailed advising them they are helping.
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.

Parent Rota - During Covid19
As the numbers of Scouts is restricted to 6 Beavers, 8 Cubs or 12 Scouts, we only need 1 Leader + 1 Parent Helper or Section Assistant

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 start 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.
Alan (Bugsy) is the Beaver Scout Leader


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 Cub Leader assisted by Hazel & Raksha


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.
Bugsy is the Scout Leader


Explorer Scouts & Young Leaders aged 14 - 18 have their own dedicated team of volunteers @TawExplorers based at Ilfracombe Moor, Mountain & Sea & 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.

Nick "Skip" Jupp
Group Scout Leader

Been in scouting since the age of 8. Loved every minute of it especially camps to Kandersteg in Switzerland and Reykjavik in Iceland. And now  loving the new challenge of leading this great scout group in 2021

Alan "Bugsy" Cruden
Beaver Leader

AA, Aon, Scrum Manager, had so many great teachers and mentors in my career, be a shame to waste all that knowledge - so it's pay back, time to share with the next generation.

Russ "Chil" Lee
Assistant Beaver Leader

Bio to follow

Seema "Keega" Shah
Beaver Section Assistant

Bio to follow

Becca "Baloo" Fox
Beaver Section Assistant

On well deserved maternity leave at the moment.

Ben "Toomai" Herbert
Cub Leader

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Cathy "Hazel" King
Cub Section Assistant

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Rachel "Raksha" White
Cub Section Assistant

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Alan "Bugsy" Cruden
Scout Leader

AA, Aon, Scrum Manager, had so many great teachers and mentors in my career, be a shame to waste all that knowledge - so it's pay back, time to share with the next generation.

Russell "Sheer Khan" White
Assistant 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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