Squirrels belong to the youngest section in the Scouting family aged between four and six years old

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Beavers belong to the second section in the Scouting family aged between six and eight years old

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Cub Scouts belong to the third section in the Scouting family aged between eight and ten and a half years old

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Scouts belong to the fourth section in the Scouting family aged between ten and a half and fourteen years old

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Welcome to 2nd Exeter Scout Group

2nd Exeter Scout Group has operated in Heavitree for over 100 years. We celebrated our 100th birthday in 2019. The Group has met at various locations within the area but moved to the purpose-built Scout Hut on South Lawn Terrace in 1968.

The Group is now running with the highest number of members in the last 20 years, reaching nearly 200 in January 2020. We are proud to be one of the largest groups in the County providing a huge range of activities for boys and girls.

As a Scout Group, we aim to provide a balanced and varied programme for our young girls and boys, Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts aged 4 to 14 years old. Developing their minds and bodies to create good citizens of the future.


All of our age groups love camping, our Beavers stay close to home while Cubs go away several times a year for up to a week.


Climbing walls are used by all of our age groups while the older Cubs and Scouts love their Climbing camps.


This is a regular favourite activity where the children get to experience the thrill of breathing underwater.


Whether you fancy Ten Tors or enjoy walking with new friends we have an adventure for you.


Both indoors and outdoors our children learn to stretch their skills through our regular Archery sessions.


From crawling through the smallest spaces and descending underground waterfalls to exploring huge caverns.


Teamwork is at the heart of Scouting. From building a raft with your friends to a race against another team.


Learn to make a fire from scratch, or weave Rope from string. Come and learn skills that you will remember for life.


The importance of giving back to your community is a life lesson that will never be forgotten.

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While in previous years we have proudly supported Exeter Foodbank we have decided to change things up this year and would like to show our support for the Salvation Army’s […]

Exeter Scouts Christmas Appeal 2023

While in previous years we have proudly supported Exeter Foodbank we have decided to change things up this year and would like to show our support for the Salvation Army’s “Be a Star” campaign.

Every year, many children throughout Exeter and the surrounding area wake up on Christmas morning to very little. We want your help to make Christmas extra special for these children. We hope that you will help us get behind this by donating a new gift for these children to open on Christmas Day.

We hope you will agree that every child deserves a new gift at Christmas so we are unable to accept used or second hand items in the Christmas appeal.

These donated gifts will be distributed via Social Workers, Support Workers and local Children’s Centres. Suggested gifts include:

  • 0-3 years: dolls, teddy bears, cot mobiles, baby clothes, bath toys and puzzles
  • 3-5: dolls and action figures, cars, lorries, colouring sets, pencils, crayons, books, puzzles
  • 5-9: educational games & toys, stationery (colouring sets, pencils, crayons, school sets), books, puzzles, wordsearch, crosswords
  • 9-12: games and toys, stationery, books, t-shirts, hair accessories, gloves, scarves, hats
  • 13-16: books, make-up and toiletries (please try to ensure non-allergic ingredients if possible), gloves, scarves, hats, t-shirts, hair accessories and gift vouchers.

By giving a gift to our Christmas Present Appeal you can make a real difference in someone’s life at Christmas.

Please bring your unwrapped gifts to the Scout Hut from 1st November to 30th November for us to donate in bulk to the Salvation Army.

Thank you for your support and making a difference to someone else this Christmas.

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