About us

About us

Welcome to the official website of Ealing and Hanwell District Scouts.


Welcome to the official website of Ealing and Hanwell District Scouts.

My name is Heather Jones and I am the District Commissioner looking after Scouting across Ealing and Hanwell. I have two Deputy District Commissioners, Mandy Combes and Nisha Patel, and together we head up a team of over two hundred incredible adult volunteers. They are leaders, supporters, activity experts, cooks, helpers, trustees, and many others – all with a common passion for getting Scouting to as many young people as we can – building skills for life.

If you’re reading this you must have some interest in Scouting. This website will, hopefully, give you the information that you are looking for. If it doesn’t then please feel free to contact one of us directly and we’ll do our best to help you. Contact us

There are 10 groups in the District, pretty much evenly spaced around Ealing and Hanwell. To find out more about our Groups click here.

Scout Groups generally have 3 sections, Beavers (6-8 years), Cubs (8-10 1/2 years) and Scouts (10 1/2 – 14 years). To find out more about the sections click on the tabs above. The older youth sections 14+, Explorers and Young Leaders are not attached to groups but are run directly by the District and consolidated into two Units and information on these sections can again be found above.

We are lucky enough to have a District campsite at Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire. For more information click here.

Looking for a space for your son or daughter?

If your son or daughter wants to join and you can’t find find enough information on this website then please contact one of us.

However, you will be looking to join a successful youth organisation and many sections in our groups are already full and operate a waiting list. Other groups have spaces – but it may mean travelling a short distance.

Interested in getting involved yourself?

Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace too. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout. You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.

Search for your local Group to find out how to develop your skills, learn new ones and be part of the Scouting story.

It is only by recruiting more adult help that we can extend the fantastic opportunities offered through Scouts to more young people in Ealing and Hanwell.

For those who are already volunteering – thank you for everything you do to support us in our mission to build young people with the skills for life.

Heather, Mandy & Nisha


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls