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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We’re aware of the latest Government announcement ​about reopening schools in England. We’ll work with the National Youth Agency (NYA) to see how this affects face-to-face Scouting. ​If there are any updates, we'll email members and update the website. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Today the scout association are launching the
#ThankTwo campaign which encourages Scouts to show gratitude by thanking two people and/or groups of people for all they do for Scouts. After the year we have all had somehow saying “thank you” to each of you really doesn’t seem quite enough. 4th Braintree Scout volunteers have gone above and beyond over the past year to make sure we’re supporting our young people at the time we’re needed most.

Our scouting family could have crumbled, and yet each of you has risen to the challenge with a resolve that is testament to our scouting ethos, and lives up to our founder’s statement that “the most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others”. These words are especially relevant today on founders day, where we celebrate the birth of our founder, Lord Baden-Powell.
With this in mind, and after such a trying and challenging year, we still have so much to be thankful for.

So, as a start, we would like to thank two groups rather than two individuals. We would like to thank firstly all of the leaders, assistant leaders, assistants, occasional helpers, young leaders and everyone that sits on our various committees, without you all giving up your free time, sharing your expertise, and being willing to help we wouldn't be able to give so many young people, so many wide and varied experiences.

The second thank you has to be to each and and every young person, all of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Without you all, we would be just a group of adults standing a field! But more importantly without your enthusiasm, your never say die attitude, you humour, your get up and go, we as leaders wouldn't be able to do some of the amazing things we have done with you all.

So 4th Braintree take a bow, and thank you.

#ThankTwo #togetherwecandothis #awesome4th #scouting
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1 week ago

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Thank you to everyone, For bringing so many smiles and happiness into our lives... looking forward to more adventures with 4th Braintree Scout Group x

Huge thank you to 4th Braintree for continuing to adapt, and offer a good programme.

Thank you to everyone involved in 4th Braintree. You are the ones that makes us great 💚 Clare the Chair 😊👏🏻

Simply the best

Thank you 4th !! Leaders & young oeople

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