Barton St David Scout Group was formed in 1994 by a few dedicated volunteers and about seven Cubs. Initially the group was part of the Baden Powell Traditional Scouting Movement but is now affiliated to the Scout Association.  

In the last 18 years, literally hundreds of boys and girls have enjoyed Scouting in Barton.  Weekly sessions have been held in Barton St David Village Hall, which is ideally located next to a large playing field and close to fields and woods for more adventurous activities.

Barton Scouting has always aimed to provide something for everyone. There have been numerous local camps in Somerset and Dorset with international camps to Russia, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland. Gang shows brought out the best in our young performers.  We have always taken a clear role in our local community, taking part in local events such as Remembrance and Carnivals.

We aim to build on this rich and successful past and continue to build the Group in the future.


Brian Cilgrim was the founding member of our Group. A man who dedicated much of his life to Scouting, he was an inspirational figure to hundreds of children. All benefited from the way in which he treated every person as an individual and made Cubs and Scouts such a fun place to be. He is also fondly remembered by a considerable number of adult leaders who he supported with advice, encouragement and praise. He is sadly missed by the Group but his influence still carries on.


We have four sections - BeaversCubs, Scouts and Explorers.  Beavers meet on a Monday evening from 1815-1915; Cubs meet on a Tuesday evening from 1800-1930; Scouts on a Tuesday evening from 1930-2100; and Explorers at various times depending on the programme.  All meetings are held in Barton St David Village Hall.  Please click here for information about subscriptions. Please click here to contact us.

Programme of activities

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Badges and Awards

Young people can work towards achieving a wide variety of badges and awards.


The leaders are all members of our local community who volunteer their spare time to help with the Scout Group.  They are all Scout Association Warranted Leaders with Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) clearance and have up-to-date training in first aid, safeguarding children and scouting skills.