95th Reading Scout Group

Welcome to 95th Reading Scouts


The 95th Reading Scout Group operates out of Turnham’s Farm Hall in Little Heath Road and typically draws its members from the Springfield, St Paul’s, Birch Copse and Little Heath school catchment areas. Originally based at the junction of Little Heath Road and Warborough Avenue, the Group moved to its present location in the 1980’s and has remained there ever since. We are also part of the wider Scouting community of Pang Valley District which covers the area to the West of Reading.

The Group consists of a Beaver Scout Colony (age range 6-8 years), a Cub Pack (age range 8-10 ½ years), and a Scout Troop (age range 10 ½-14 years) and we host the Sparta Explorer Scout Unit (age range 14-18 years) which means that we are able to provide a full Scouting experience for our young people. We also have a lively team of Young Leaders drawn from the Explorer Scout Unit who augment the Adult Leader Team. All of which is overseen by our Group Scout Leader (Ron Spencer) whose role is to ensure that the programme is delivered correctly, that the Leaders are provided with appropriate training and that safety rules are adhered to. We also have a committee of parents known as the Group Executive under the direction of our Group Chairman (Simon Jones) who take care of some of the day-to-day running of the Group such as fund raising, insurance and social events.

Our main aim is to deliver a varied programme of activities and social events for both the youth members and also for our parents to enjoy. The weekly programmes which are delivered by our dedicated team of Adult Leaders and Young Leaders are designed to encourage fun and friendship, challenge and adventure, personal development, citizenship, self-reliance, responsibility and decision-making, involvement and achievement through a wide-ranging programme of activities which focus on learning by doing and being outdoors as much as we possibly can.

We like to involve as many parents as possible in our activities and we will always welcome any volunteer, whether it is on a weekly basis with a section or just helping out occasionally behind the scenes.
If you would like to know more about the Group please contact our Group Scout Leader Ron Spencer on 0118 9410897 or follow the link and complete an enquiry form.