Come and join the most celebrated Scout Group in London!
For over 100 years the 8th St Marylebone (The Diehards) has delivered high quality Scouting across North West London. Based in a fantastic ultra-modern, purpose-built headquarters in the heart of St John's Wood, off Abbey Road and just 10 minutes from Maida Vale & St John's Wood tube stations.
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers from across North West London regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and build Skills For Life.
Whether this be at weekly meetings or in the great outdoors Scouting provides a good foundation in growing up, learning to lead and work in a team and just fundamentally finding a bit more about yourself.
Beavers in St John's Wood & Maida Vale
Beaver Scouts are for young people, boys and girls, aged between six and eight years old. It is the first and youngest section in the Scouting family and an exciting way to join the Scout movement.
Cubs in St John's Wood & Maida Vale
Cub Scouts are for young people, boys and girls, aged between eight and ten and a half years old. It is the second section in the Scouting family and an exciting way to join the Scout movement.
Camping is elementary for our Cubs at Paccar
We all arrived full of enthusiasm to put up the tents but it took 3 attempts to actually get them standing! Once we were all set for the night, Nigel brought in a yummy bedtime snack to help us settle. Needless to say we were all still awake at 1am…oops!
Scouts in St John's Wood & Maida Vale
Scouts are for young people, boys and girls, aged between ten and a half and fourteen years old. It is the third section in the Scouting family and an exciting way to join the Scout movement.
Explorers in St John's Wood & Maida Vale
Scouts who reach the age of 14 years can go to our intrinsically linked District Explorer unit: Westminster Phoenix run by Diehard leaders. It is open for all Scouts in West London District to join as well as Diehard Scouts.
Getting Involved as an Adult Leader
Scouting doesn't stop at 18, it really gets going! There is a choice of direction from actively being part of the County Network Scouts and or taking on a leadership role.
Once a Diehard - always a Diehard
If you have been invested as a Diehard Scout and for whatever reason are now unable to continue active service you are automatically a member of our Old Scout Branch.