Royal Tunbridge Wells Scout District, is a growing district, focused on providing quality, fun and adventurous activities for young people, boys and girls, ages 6 upwards, across Tunbridge Wells.

Scouting – the largest youth organisation in our town (probably)

Across the town we currently have 11 Beaver Colonies (ages 6 – 8), 14 Cub Packs (ages 8 – 10 1/2), 11 Scout Troops (ages 10 1/2 – 14) and 3 Explorer Units (ages 14 – 18) providing activities to nearly 900 young people each week. Our membership has grown by over 20% in the last five years and demand continues to grow.

We have ambitious plans to open at least one new Beaver Colony and one new Cub Pack this year, and now we are offering you the opportunity to be part of our success.

Can you be part of our success?

Whether its one night a week, one hour a week or a couple of hours per month, be it in a uniformed leaders role, or a more back of house support function, you can play a key role in helping us – and have a great time along the way.

We promise that you will receive full training and support to help you settle into your new role, and I can almost guarantee that within weeks you will start to wonder why you did not volunteer years ago.

There really is a role for everyone.

Lots of people state that they would like to give something back to their community – but they don’t know how.

Volunteering to help in Tunbridge Wells Scouts is a perfect way. If you want to find out more about helping Tunbridge Wells Scouts as an adult please complete this form and we will be in touch.

Below is a list of some of the roles we are always on the look out for


We need section leaders and assistant leaders across all age groups, its hugely rewarding, and in many cases you get to take part in many of the activities – for example Kent Scouts own and operate their own microlight, but don’t panic if that’s not your cup of tea you don’t have to take part.

If you didn’t want the commitment of being a leader or assistant leader but still wanted to help in the youth sections then you might like to consider becoming a sectional assistant or occasional helper. You can see the difference in the roles by clicking here. Where a membership fee is required this is paid by the group on your behalf so don’t let that put you off.

To find out more about becoming a leader click here and we will be in touch.

Support Roles

Committee members – to help with the management of the District or an individual group. The management committee (or Executive Committee as we call it) is a little like a school board of governors and plays a vital role in supporting the provision of Scouting.

Property and Ground maintenance – Tunbridge Wells Scout District own and operate a 15 acre campsite on the edge of Tunbridge Wells. This is maintained by volunteers and we are always looking for assistance in completing practical jobs on and around the campsite.

Contact us by completing this form to find out more and we will be in touch.

Scouting – a great Adventure – don’t miss out – Contact us know to find out how you can help.

Below is a short video from our recent fun afternoon held at our own campsite – Adamswell – it really showcases the fun that our young people have. Why not have a look at our image gallery to see more of what we do.