12th Cambridge Scout Group is a very active, friendly Group.  Over 120 young people, aged from 6 to 18, participate in a broad range of scouting activities.  We are one of the oldest Groups in the county, celebrating our centenary in 2011.

The Group currently has four sections: a Beaver Lodge, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops. We provide scouting for youngsters throughout the West Chesterton area of Cambridge and beyond.



Our hut is located on Gilbert Road. Find us here.


Meeting times:

  • Mondays – Monday Cubs meet 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Wednesdays – Beavers meet 6.15pm – 7.30pm, and “Wildcats” Scouts meet 7.30pm – 9pm
  • Thursdays  – “Raptors” Scouts meet 7.30pm – 9pm
  • Saturdays (twice per half term) – Saturday Cubs meet, usually 11.30am – 4pm

Joining 12th Cambridge

Young people wishing to join Beavers (age 6-8), Cubs (8 – 10½) or Scouts (10½ – 14) are very welcome.  Check out the the relevant pages of our site, especially the Gallery where you’ll see what we get up to!

All sections are typically full and we run a waiting list system. We are always looking for additional adult volunteers, and we give priority to young people who have a family member willing to volunteer.  For more information on how we allocate places to young people on our waiting list, please see our Waiting List Policy.

To join, get in touch with a Section Leader or the Group Scout Leader (see our Contact page), who will be happy to answer any questions.

We do not currently have an Explorer Unit (Explorers are young people aged 14 – 18). We will be happy to point you in the direction of one of the Units locally.  However, we strongly support, and benefit from, a team of Young Leaders in this age range who help to lead the younger sections at our Group. Young Leaders are not required to attend an Explorer Unit (but many choose to do both!).  Any of our leadership team would be delighted to hear from prospective Young Leaders!