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Royal Greenwich


Royal Greenwich District Scouts is part of The Scout Association of the United Kingdom and is one of five borough based Scout Districts which together make-up the Scout County of Greater London South.


We have 28 Scout Groups based throughout the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  Most of our Groups have their own Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack, and Scout Troop.  We also have five Explorer Scout Units and a Local Scout Network.


We aim to offer challenge and adventure to all our members.  We believe in helping our young people fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves.  We're working to make Scouting available to all and we're passionate about what we do.

To do this, we support Group's programmes with our very own District Programme run alongside what our Packs, Colonies, Troops and Units are up to. You can find a copy of our District Diary for 2016/17 at the bottom of this page. 

Meet Royal Greenwich's District Commissioner: John Sweeney

I have been in Scouting a jolly long time. I am currently District Commissioner for Royal Greenwich, Sketch Director for Showtime, am a member of the County Training Team and am County Nights Away Adviser. I am Group Contact for 36th Woolwich and, in my time, have been a Cub Leader (with 24th Woolwich), Scout Leader, member of the Frylands Wood Crew, ADC Scouts, DESC, Explorer Leader for Young Leaders and a cast member of many Gang Shows.

You could say I’ve been around a the block a bit but my passion for Scouting is still going strong, especially for Young Leader Training and getting young people camping as much as possible.

In the real world my job involves running logistics for large Government & National events, these have included the Olympics and the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. Sometimes this is a lot easier than dealing with a crying Beaver who has lost his teddy on camp! As a release from the pressures of Scouting, I am an avid sports fan with regular trips to Twickenham to watch England Rugby and the Valley to watch Charlton lose.

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