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1st Bishop's Stortford and Hockerill Scout Group

Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts for boys and girls aged 6-14

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Welcome to the 1st Bishop's Stortford and Hockerill Scout Group.

Founded in 1909, the Group is thriving, with more young members and adult leaders than ever before. In our Centenary year membership reached 200 making us proud to become the second largest Group in Hertfordshire, the largest in the District and one of the top 30 Groups in the UK.

At our Scout Headquarters, off Heath Row in Bishop's Stortford, we currently have three Beaver Scout Colonies, three Cub Scout Packs and three Scout Troops, all of which undertake full and varied programmes of activity throughout the year. For more information on the sections and to help decide which would be right for your child, please click on the links above.

The Group also leases Priory Wood, a 14 acre campsite on the outskirts of Bishops Stortford, which all Sections use on a regular basis for outdoor fun and adventure ranging from orienteering to camp cooking. Please click here for a location map and for more information about hiring the campsite for your own activity.

We are always on the lookout for leaders, assistants and parent helpers. If you think that any of these roles may be of interest to you, please contact Simon Carter

We hope that you'll find this website useful. If you would like any further information about 1st Bishop's Stortford and Hockerill Scout Group or your have any feedback, please email

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If you're shopping in Tesco, Bishops Park, please support the Scout Group by placing a token in our box.

We're hoping to raise money for new flooring and fencing at the Scout Hut.

Thank you for your support!

** Save The Date **

Annual Group Family Fun Day Saturday 15 June 2019.

Group News

We you're looking forward to the fun packed activities planned for this term! Please download your programme and keep an eye on the Diary Dates below to keep up-to-date with what's going on this term.

On the website you'll find contact details, programme downloads plus lots of other useful information. As you'll see from the programmes there are lots of exciting activities due to take place this term. If you have any questions about your itinerary, please contact your leader.

Diary Dates


Collection of charity tokens in Tesco, Bishops Park

~  Easter Holiday  ~

24 April

Group Executive Committee Meeting

28 April

St George's Day Parade

9 May

District Awards Gala Evening

16 May

Group Executive Committee Meeting

14-16 June

Comanche Cub Camp

15 June

Group Family Fun Day and AGM
Gilwell Park E4 7QW
12.30pm – 4.40pm

Section Details

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Galaxy Beaver Scout Colony

Monday 5.00pm-6.00pm

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Watership Down Beaver Scout Colony

Tuesday 4.30pm-5.30pm

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Ocean Beaver Scout Colony

Thursday 6.00pm-7.00pm

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Apache Cub Scout Pack

Monday 6.30pm-8.00pm

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Comanche Cub Scout Pack

Tuesday 5.45pm-7.15pm

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Navaho Cub Scout Pack

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm

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Aztec Scout Troop

Tuesday 7.30pm-9.00pm

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Inca Scout Troop

Friday 7.30pm-9.00pm

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Spartan Scout Troop

Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
(approx once a month – see programme for details)