24th Borstal Scout Group is one of the oldest groups in Rochester which is part of the the Medway Towns Scout District. We are located next to the Pilgrim School, in Warwick Crescent, Borstal, immediately under the coastal bound carriageway of the M2 Motorway Bridge as it crosses the River Medway on its way to Canterbury and the Kent Coast. See our History page for more about The Group.
We have a lively Beaver Colony for those boys and girls aged 6 to 8 years. Our thriving Cub Pack takes them then until they are between 10 and 10 ½ years of age. When old enough they move up to the Scout Troop where they continue to play the ‘Scouting Game’ until they are teenagers aged 14yrs. After their birthday they can join the Explorer Unit where they stay until they are 18, after which there is the option to become members of the Scout Network, retaining their links with The Group and the wider Movement, until the age of 25.
Every section aims to provide the best scouting possible to its members and there is a highly dedicated team of leaders and helpers working very hard to make sure that this happens.
For more details about any section please select its page from the links above.
Were you a Scout?
Did you want to be a Scout but couldn't?
Was it because you were a girl?
Well things have changed, we take girls into the movement now; we have done for years! It's never too late to join either, there is now an Adult Section for people who wanted to be a Scout or who were Scouts and would like to enjoy the experience again. It is called Scout Active Support the link will take you to their pages on the Official Scout Web Site where you can find out all about it. if there was enough interest we could start our own Unit here at Borstal.
24th Medway (Borstal) Scout Group is a Registered Charity - No. 303430