1st Samford Valley Scout Group


Look up adventure in the dictionary and you’ll find scouts abseiling off the page. We’re the original mud splattered, outdoor adventurers and we’re still going strong. You’ll recognise us by our teal green uniform – but be warned, we could just as easily be dressed for climbing, caving or swimming!

The scout section is for young people aged 10½ to 14 years. Offering plenty of outdoor adventure and practical skills, scouts encourages girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other. In the troop scouts:

  • develop leadership skills
  • learn emergency aid
  • spend nights away
  • help others in the community
  • cook, both at home and at camp
  • take part in adventurous and sporting activities
  • learn survival skills.

Our scout troop meets on Friday evenings in Freston Village Hall.  We also have occasional weekend meetings which generally take place somewhere on the Shotley Peninsula.

If you have a son or daughter who would like to join, please get in touch via the form on the Find & Contact Us page.  We’ll let you know a probable start date (we tend not to have a waiting list for scouts) and some more information about our troop.

If you’d like to find out more about scouts in general, a good place to start is the Scout Association website.  Here you can learn about the programme we follow, the requirements for the different scout badges and where they go on the uniform.

Bear Grylls talking to our scouts.

Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, was lucky enough to meet some of our scouts and sign their scarves.



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