Grafton is one of 6 Districts within Northamptonshire County Scouts. Grafton District covers the area of South Northamptonshire with groups ranging from Cogenhoe to Middleton Cheney and Pattishall to Deanshanger. The District has a total membership of over 1000 people (and growing)
Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
Grafton District is currently made up of 17 Groups, of which 16 are ‘open’ groups (including a Sea Scout Group) and 1 group is a ‘closed’ group which is linked to a School, as well as 4 Explorer Scout Units, which cater for Young People from the age of 6:
- Beavers (aged 6 – 8 years)
- Cubs (aged 8 – 10.5 years)
- Scouts (aged 10.5 – 14 years)
- Explorers (aged 14 – 18 years)
We also have our own campsite, which is located on the Northants/Bucks border. More information about the campsite can be found here.