In addition to the weekly activities and various camps, we also run and participate in other activities such as days out, overnight stays and other events. Many of these operate over a weekend.

Remembrance Sunday

In November each year we help the school with the CCF to recognize those who gave their lives during conflicts

Food bank

On a small number of weekends or weekdays in the half term during the Autumn term we help out at the Redbridge food bank, sorting donated food by date and food type. This contributes to the gold scout award

Chatham Docks

An outing to the historic docks at Chatham on a windy Saturday. As well as discovering many of the historic ships and engineering at the docks we got to make rope as it would have been made up until the docks closed

Kelvedon secret nuclear bunker

This is an overnight stay at the cold war nuclear bunker at Kelvedon on Essex. the scouts and cubs get to sleep in the original bunks in the bunk rooms in the three story bunker hidden in a hill beneath a bungalow. During the evening they take part in various head to head challenges with a cold war theme.

There are also materials that may be useful of you are planning an overnight stay here.

HMS Bristol

H.M.S Bristol and Portsmouth

A weekend trip to Portsmouth to visit the naval museums and other local activities; staying overnight on HMS Bristol, the retired type 82 destroyer moored off HMS Excellent.

Scout sailing regatta

The scout sailing regatta alternates between South Shields and Norfolk each year and see scouts from all over the UK racing in various age groups and categories.

London Gateway Port

This year the scouts visited DP World London Gateway Port to see how a large container port operates and how food and good get to our stores from all over the world.

District Activities

The Epping Forest District have a number of annual events that we participate in and also run a District challenge which involves scouts from each group in the district compete at various challenges over the year, each organised by one of the groups.

  • Dodgems
  • Last Man Standing
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Inflatable Adventure Run
  • Inflatable Slide
  • Human Table Football
  • Climbing Wall
  • Zip Line
  • Air Rifles
  • 3D Maze
  • Crossbows
  • Demolition Derby
  • Cresta Run
  • Obstacle Course
  • Bushcraft
  • Drum Group
  • Re-enactment.

District Activity Day

This year's District Activity Day saw a whole range of activities and an international theme. The 4th EFS group represented India, kindly helped by some of the parents who prepared Indian food for our food stall and clothing for the evening activities.

St Georges Day

Each year we celebrate St Georges day with the rest of the district beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers.

District Challenges

The scout troop challenge results are posted here. In addition to the district swimming gala, Previous challenges have included Chess, KataKanu, Archery, Shooting, Badminton, Karting, 5-a-side Football, Top Golf, Quiz

The explorer unit organises a district night hike in and around Epping Forest

The cubs take part in a pack challenge with similar activities and results each year are posted here. The cubs also organise an annual sports day event