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73rd Leicester (Groby) Scout Group Centre

Groby Scout Group provides stimulating and exciting activities for almost 100 young people, both male and female, between the ages of 6 and 18 from Groby and the surrounding area. We also have another 27 children on the waiting list who can't get into the group due to our adult:children ratios. We meet at the Scout Headquarters on Forest View, next to Quarry Playing field.


Beaver Scouts

Beaver Scouts caters for boys and girls aged 6-8. They are the youngest section in the Scouting family. Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. The programme includes fun activities covering the following areas: Outdoor Scouting, Fitness, Discovering the World Around You, Caring and Community, Creativity, Beliefs and Attitudes, Global Awareness, Learning about Yourself and Practical Skills.


Groby Cubs canoeing

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts caters for boys and girls aged 8-10½. There are lots of fun things you can do as a cub scout. You’ll get a chance to try lots of activities like swimming, music, backwoods cooking, exploring, computing, archery and climbing. If you do them properly you’ll earn a badge to put on your uniform.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.

Abseiling - a typical Scout Activity


Scouts caters for boys and girls aged 10½ - 14. They are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. This helps them to find out about the world in which they live, and encourages them to know their own abilities, the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative abilities. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important and half the programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting Skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting. Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventures and opportunities of life.


Explorer Scouts rafting in Switzerland

Explorer Scouts

Explorers caters for young people aged 14-18. The programme includes adventurous activities and unique opportunities at all levels they will not easily find elsewhere, ranging from canoeing to climbing high mountains. They also develop practical and social skills and personal interests, taking responsibility, developing self-confidence and having fun.

Unit members have the opportunity to develop interests in specific physical pursuits either as individuals or as part of a team. Explorer Scouts contribute something of themselves, their skills and their time to help other people, and are introduced to local and international issues.

They’re encouraged to think about their values and to help other people to consider theirs, which allows them greater understanding of how to form and develop relationships within their Unit and outside. It helps develop the shared values and relationships that form the basis of a local community and wider society.