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Doing our best in the Borough – A look at cubs and scouts in Harrow

One of the most common complaints from parents is that it’s nigh on impossible to to drag their kids away from their phones or games devices but, the good news is that an increasing number of young people are choosing to get involved with cubs, brownies, scouts and guides and, in this article, we’re sharing the groups available in our borough.

Harrow Cubs

For girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 10 ½, there are some great options available in Harrow as follows:

  • St Peters Cubs – St Peter’s Church, Sumner Road – Monday 6.45 – 8.15
  • Cabin Cubs – The Cabin, 162 High St, Harrow Weald – Monday 6.30 – 8.00

As well as offering some fantastic activities including hikes, camping and kite flying for kids, the grown ups needn’t feel left out as the clubs are always on the lookout for adult volunteers. For availability, get in touch by email at group@819harrow.org.uk

Harrow Brownies

For girls aged between 7 and 10, the 16th Harrow Brownies meet at Harrow Baptist Church and take part in a number of activities in order to earn badges and these include life skills as well as games, sleepovers and camping. Brownies meetings take place on Fridays between 6.00 and 7.30.

Harrow Scouts

With the ethos of ‘learning while doing’, Harrow Scouts has 37 groups and over 200 members from in and around our borough. Scouts activities are designed to promote physical, intellectual, social and spiritual wellbeing as well as teaching life skills, and the groups are open to male and female members between the ages of 6 and 25. To enquire about availability in a group near you, contact the Scouts via their website.

Harrow Girl Guides

The 16th Harrow Girl Guides and Rangers are hosted by Harrow Baptist Church and they meet on Friday evenings between 7.30 and 9.15. Girl Guide places are open to girls aged between 10 and 14. Activities include winter weekends away and an annual summer camp. For more information, contact the Girl Guides by email at 16harrowguides@gmail.com.

Be prepared to have fun and learn life skills

In an increasingly digital age, cubs, brownies, scouts and girl guides offer kids and young people a chance to not only learn new things but also make new friends – all in real life rather than online !