12th Caterham Scout Group

12th. Caterham was first registered in 1958 as 12th. Caterham (St. Paul’s), but in 1983, when St. Paul’s church closed to make way for Personna Homes 12th. Caterham amalgamated with 27th. Purley Group (GLSW) and was renamed 12th. Caterham (Parson’s Pightle) and moved to its current location.


12th Caterham Scout Group are a very pro active anԁ a growing group located in Old Coulsdon, the Headquarters' is on the edge of Farthing Downs. The group іѕ раrt of Caterham District Scouts and we meet in Parson's Pightle 466 Coulsdon Road, Old Coulsdon.  We are lucky having our own large HQ with its own grounds - large enough for outdoor games, camps and cooking on camp fires.  Beyond that we have the downs where we often have night hikes and other activities.

We currently have a colony for Beaver's for children aged 5¾ to 8 years old, a Cub section for children aged 8 to 10½ years of age and Scouts for those 10½ to 14. Young people over the age of 14 can join Explorers who meet at 1st. Whyteleafe Scout Group in Church Road Whyteleafe.

Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 500,000 young people aged 6-25 within the United Kingdom. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that 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.

Neil Turner
Group Scout Leader

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