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1st Highfield St Andrew's Scouts

1st Highfield St Andrew's Scout Group


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The Scouts meet at St Andrew's Church Hall at the back of the church and the premises are fully accessible. They have their own Scout Hut which provides facilities for activities such as Archery and rifle shooting which are shared with other groups.

Beavers (aged 6 - 8 years) Friday 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Cubs (aged 8 - 10 years) Friday 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Scouts (aged 10 - 14 years) Friday 7.30pm - 9.30pm

The Leaders arrange a good balance of activities and adventure as the child grows up through each section of the Scouts.

Scouts participate in rock climbing and pot holing and have several camps each year including going abroad, most recently, Denmark and Switzerland, with the Beavers going to France.

Scouts attend Church on Parade including Harvest and Remembrance Sunday also attending the War Memorial Service at Newbold.

 Picture of a Christingle

Each year in December the Scouts Parade at the Christingle Service at St Andrew's Church.  Read about the Christingle Service held on Friday 2 December 2016 at the News and Picture Gallery for St Andrew's item in the Sections Menu centre left, and read also that on 21 February 2016, Commemorating Founder's Day at St Andrew's Church.

Scouts on St Georges's Parade



The Scouts also join with other Scouts on the St George's Day Parade in Chesterfield as shown here.


 All Leaders are trained and are all DBS checked.


Girls are welcome in the Scouts as well as boys and all train and enjoy activities together.

Scouts raft making



Here they can be seen building a raft.

Scouts cooking in the wild


Scouts learn new skills of cooking in the wild, how to light fires safely and cook their food.



1st Highfield St Andrew's Scout Group was registered on 1st June 2007 following the successful merger of two well established groups 24th Chesterfield (Christchurch) registered in 1943 and 27th Chesterfield (St Andrew's) registered in 1949.

Nearly one hundred children participate in the various groups and engage in a wide variety of activities. Scouts are presented with all sorts of new experiences which they might not otherwise meet.

Scouts learn valuable skills in life such as working as a team as well as being able to work on their own, gain leadership skills and enjoy the wealth of knowledge and experience from a committed group of Leaders and committee members. Young people of today are encouraged to become good citizens of tomorrow with better job prospects.

Dedicated leaders with a wide range of skills help to make this the largest and most popular Scout Group in Chesterfield.

World Jamborees are restricted in numbers that can attend, only allowing a couple of Scouts from each District, so 1st Highfield St Andrew's Scouts prefers the International Camps so that all the Scout Group may be involved in attending.

picture of wooden bust of Lord Robert Baden-PowellWooden bust of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who started the Scouting movement in 1907, temporarily on display at St Andrew's Church.

The wooden bust is one of two commissioned in Sierra Leone and transported to the United Kingdom. One resides at Spitewinter Scout Camp Site and the other at Chesterfield Town Hall.

'Life without adventure would be deadly dull' - Lord Baden-Powell.