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.
4th Braintree parents/ carers Please check your email. Please can you click on the link to osm and complete information by Saturday 28th January morning! Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
This week saw us launching our sensory tables and dark tent. Each table consists of various toys/objects which allows the young people to engage with their senses through interaction. We also have several pairs of ear defenders which are available to use during a section night. The dark tent provides a space for the young people to feel calm and to give them time for themselves if needed.
We as a group now have portable sensory bags which can be taken on trips and events away from our normal venues.
Both Beavers and Cubs thoroughly enjoyed interacting with these and it was a joy to watch. 4th Braintree is continuing to ensure we are inclusive to both the needs of of young people and leaders. #sensory... See MoreSee Less