We are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.


If you want to try new activities, make new friends, have fun, get outdoors, and learn new things, then come and join the adventure at the 8th Tonbridge Scout Group.

Youth Members

Ideally you will be a resident of Hildenborough, up for some adventure and pushing yourself to experience new things and learn new skills.

If you are interested in joining us you can either complete the form on our contact page, or email the relevant section.

Come and join the adventure!

Please note that 8th Tonbridge is a popular Scout Group and places are extremely limited. We endeavour to provide as many local young people as possible with the opportunity to enjoy Scouting, but sometimes are unable to accommodate everyone. We would encourage parents to consider volunteering their time to facilitate this and will of course prioritise any child with a parent who is willing to help on a regular basis.

Adult Volunteering

‘Scouting is a character factory.’ Not our words, but those of our lead volunteer, chief scout Bear Grylls.

The 8th Tonbridge Scout Group has plenty of opportunities for adults to join the adventure of scouting too! It’s easy to volunteer.

We are looking for parents and adults to assist with the running of the sections in various different ways.

Its not all about the uniform! Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways, from assisting with the charity accounts to maintaining our scout hut.

Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives. If you are interested in volunteering you can either complete the form on our contact page, or email the relevant section.

Come and join the adventure!


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls