5th Pen is the Largest Scout Group in the UK
5th Pen Scout Group is the largest scout group in the United Kingdom numbering 471 with:
4 Beaver Colonies – Apache, Dakota, Chinook and Blackfoot
4 Cub packs Armstrong, Apollo, Aldrin and Eagle
4 Scout troops – Saturn, Meteor, Pegasus and Laika.
We also have 34 young leaders who are Explorer Scouts.
The Group was formed in 1951 and has a Scout Band numbering 24 members.
We admit boys and girls from age 6 to 14 at which time they move to Explorer Scouts or become members of the District Young Leaders Unit and help in our sections. We currently have 34 Young Leaders.