About Harlow & District

Scouting in Harlow, Roydon and Nazeing.

Harlow is an inclusive, growing Scout District which continues to push young people to their full potential, providing unique and unforgettable experiences and activities.

Dan Hepworth, District Chair

Harlow & District

The District is made up of 9 Scout Groups, a Young Leader Unit, an Explorer Scout Unit and a District Network provision which cater for young persons from the age of four until twenty five. In 2014 we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls with Scouts and Beavers

Our members

Harlow & District is one of the District’s in Essex, catering for young people between the ages of 4 and 25 with a total membership of around 500 (and growing).


Scouting in the UK provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for half a million young people (including 60,000 girls). Internationally over 28 million young people and 4 million adult volunteers enjoy the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.

A Group of Young People Throwing Paper Snowballs
Cubs Healthy Eating

What we do

In Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life and young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves. As a District we support our Groups and Units to encourage local young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we support our members by providing the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed!

District Badge