Welcome to the 1st Astwood Bank Scout Group website.

We are a thriving and active Scout Group offering fun and adventure to young people between 6-18 years of age from Astwood Bank and the surrounding area. Please visit the Beaver, Cub and Scout pages to find out what we get up to!

We are always looking for new adult volunteers to join our team and help us bring the Scouting adventure to as many young people as possible. If you are interested in giving something back to your community please contact our Group Scout Leader Sally Payne at sally@abscoutgroup.org.uk


Astwood Bank Scout Group was formed in 1917 and attracts young people from Astwood Bank and the immediate surrounding area in Redditch, Worcestershire. Currently around 70 young members attend the weekly meetings which are spread across 3 sections:

  • Beaver Scouts (6-8 years)
    • The Beaver Scout Colony is led by Fiona Hawkins.
    • Beaver Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings from 5.20 – 6.20


  • Cub Scouts (8-10 years)
    • The Cub Scout Pack is led by Sarah Duffin (also known as Akela)
    • Cub Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 – 7.45


  • Scouts (10 -14 years)
    • The Scout Troop is led by Sally Payne, Group Scout Leader
    • Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings from 8-9.30


We are also fortunate to host one of the two District Explorer Scout meetings:


  • Explorer Scouts (14 – 18 years)
    • Jonathan Payne is the “Friday night” Explorer Scout Leader
    • Explorer Scouts meet on Friday evenings from 7.45 – 9.15


Our sections are led by 10 adult volunteers and a number of Young Leaders. We are also well supported by our parent helpers and the Executive Committee.


All sections of the Scout Group meet at our headquarters (owned jointly with the Guides) in Astwood Bank.


Astwood Bank Scout Group is one of 8 Scout Groups in Redditch District.

District Website:         www.redditchscouts.org.uk


Redditch District is part of Hereford and Worcester Scout County.

County Website:         www.hwscouts.org.uk