Skills for life in Old Town, Swindon

About Us

We are Old Town Scouts. We help young people in Old Town, Eastcott, Okus, Lawns, Old Walcot, Kingshill, Rushy Platt and Wichelstowe to develop skills for life, through a range of outdoor, adventurous and team-based activities.

When you join the Scouts, you’ll be a part of one of the four Scout groups in the Old Town area:

  • 12th Swindon, based at the Moose Hall in Eastcott Road is our largest group, with two Beaver groups (ages 6-8), three Cub groups (ages 8-10.5) and one Scout troop (ages 10.5-14).
  • 6th Swindon is based in Ashford Road
  • 18th Swindon meets in Charlotte Mews
  • 3rd Swindon meets at the Stoweaway Centre in Wichelstowe

Whichever group you join, you will follow the Scouts programme. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

You can find out more about what we get up to as Scouts by checking out the What do Scouts do? pages, or by checking out our Facebook page.

12th Swindon is an Air Scout Group. Whilst their focus is on outdoor adventure, like all scout groups, some time is also dedicated to aviation activities. You could get the chance to go gliding, paragliding, or fly in a light aircraft.

We are all part of Swindon Ridgeway Scout District, which covers the southern half of Swindon and surrounding villages. You’ll meet other Scouts from around the district at many of our events. 

If you ever wanted to try out something new then the Scouts is for you!

Scouts is currently very popular, with most groups running at their maximum capacity. You can add your child’s name to the waiting list today and we’ll then be in touch as soon as a space becomes available.

More information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.