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Congratulations to Laura and all the others at today’s awards ceremony!Tonight at the Town Hall in Croydon supported by their families and friends, 7 youth / young adult members from Croydon Scouting were recognised and received Deputy Lieutenant Award Certificates in this annual award ceremony. In total 13 young people from the Borough were recognised and 7 being active members of Croydon Scouting. Those members receiving awards tonight were Heather Clark and Daniel Bradnam (Scout Network Section) and Explorer / Young Leaders Joseph Starling, Laura Howlett, Samuel McGuire, Toby Danielson and Nathan Begley. Joseph Starling was also presented with his DofE Gold Award. This was a great evening and a tremendous achievement for all 7 members. A general introduction was made by Col. Ray Wilkinson (Deputy Lieutenant for Croydon) who also read out the nomination citations and the awards were presented by Cllr. Humayun Kabir (Mayor of Croydon) Several members from the District and County teams were present to extend congratulations to all award recipients. Croydon Scouting Promote #SkillsForLife ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Laura and all the others at today’s awards ceremony!

If you, or anyone you know or work with, has been affected by the events last week in Purley, please feel free to pop in to Renew 23 Wellbeing Cafe for a chat or just somewhere quiet to sit and reflect. Their motto is "A safe place where it's ok not be ok". Thursday from 10am-2pm, Banstead Road, #Purley, CR8 3EA. ... See MoreSee Less

2020 Expedition to Kandersteg

In 2020 we are going to Kandersteg International Scout Centre.
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Who we are


We are 29th Purley Scout Group & Purley Cross Explorers, part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We are based at Purley Baptist Church (PBC) in Purley. PBC kindly sponsor our group and support our activities.

We change lives by offering 6 to 18 year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and skills for life. Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Find Us

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Our sections meeting every week during term time:


Beavers meet on Tuesday (Girls) and Thursday (Boys) evenings

Cubs meet on Thursday (Boys) and Friday (Girls) evenings

Scouts meet on Friday evenings

Explorers meet on Friday evenings

See Online Scout Manager for the full programme

Our Programmes

All our sections run busy and exciting programmes that bring adventure and skills for life to the young people in them.

For full details of these programmes please refer to your login on Online Scout Manager where you will be able to see the full details for your section.

If you aren't yet a member of a section please use the 'Join the Adventure' form to get in touch.

Contact Us

If you would like to join one of our sections, get involved as an adult helper or just find out more about what we do please use this form.