Welcome to 4th Braintree Scout Group


4th Braintree Scout Group is located in the market town of Braintree. Situated in Essex midway between Chelmsford and Colchester, Braintree is home to around 50,000 residents.

Each section meets weekly providing a wide range of programmed activities. The meetings take place both inside and outdoors giving our young people a variety of life experiences. Events and camps are run throughout the year to consolidate skills developed during weekly meetings.

The group was established in 1968 and has over 250 members making it the largest Scout Group in the County. Each week we deliver Scouting to 3 Beaver Colonies, 3 Cub Packs and 2 Scout Troops. Anyone aged between 14 to 18 is welcome to contact and join the District Explorer section.

If you are thinking about Scouting and wondering if Scouts is right for you, take a look at the information on our Why Scouts page. More information is available in the relevant age-related sections.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with our section nights, events and committee. If you are wondering how you could help, check out our volunteer pages. Don't worry, we will support you to develop skills and offer training along the way!

We are a very active group with camps and activities happening all the time. We aim to develop young people with #SkillsForLife, whilst having fun and making new friends. See what we have been up to on our social media pages. Decided Scouts is for you? Visit our joining page to sign up.

If you don't find what you are looking for ask in our contact area.


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Beavers in tents! Thank you Essex Scouts for organising the event we had a great time!
18 Beavers away for 2nights completing lots of activities and making new friends! #SkillsForLife
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Beavers in tents! Thank you Essex Scouts for organising the event we had a great time! 
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We're glad you had a fab time!

Well done and thank you to all the amazing adults and a Scout for making it possible enjoy a rest!

Brilliant photos!! Looks like they had a fantastic time! Thank you to all the volunteers who once again have done an amazing job 👏🏼 ♥️ Cooper has managed to come home without his Beaver tshirt and a pair of grey northface trousers. They both have his name in so I'm sure they'll turn up 😆. BUT he did bring the cake home so we can't complain 😋🤤 xx

Thank you 4th Braintree Scout Group Beavers for allowing Elliot Morgan and I to join you at your camp site, and for sharing you food with us ❤️ #toomuchcake 🤣

Tommy has been talking ever since we picked him up, he’s a very tired boy but absolutely loved every minute, Thank you to everyone that made this weekend such a fantastic time.

Thank you so much to everyone for making this happen for them all. Jude loved his first ever camp with you x

Harriet has not stopped talking about all the things they did this weekend! she had an absolute blast!! thank you so much to all the volunteers who made it possible!! xx

Eli really enjoyed his weekend. Thank you to every single person that made this possible. Just amazing.

Love the photos. Hayden had a wonderful time. But he has come home minus his Beavers jumper and only 1 blue sock 😂

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Action packed day at Beavers in Tents, with plenty of exciting activities to try. Now for the whole site campfire and a hot chocolate before bed. #SkillsForLife ... See MoreSee Less

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