About the Group

The 32nd Streatham (St. Bartholomew’s) Scout Group was officially registered with the Scout Association on 16th September 1963. The cub pack had been established a few years earlier. A Beaver group for younger members was added in the 1980s. The group now has over 60 members and is one of the largest in the Lambeth Scout District.

St Bartholomew’s scouts aims to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals and becoming responsible citizens in their local community.

St. Bartholomew’s is a Catholic scout group, which aims to bring up each child in the knowledge and values of Christ. Our badge, worn on the back of the scarf, pictures three knives which represent those used to martyr St Bartholomew.

Our group is run by a committed team of leaders who give up their time voluntarily to provide exciting activities for the young people. They undergo a program of training laid down by the Scout Association. All activities are well-planned with the safety of young people always put first.

Membership of the group is conditional on a young person accepting the aims and principles of the scouting movement. Scouts work in teams for the greater good of all involved.

Scouting is not just another youth club where parents send their children to be baby-sat on a Thursday evening. It is a real learning experience. Scouts learn through taking part in enjoyable activities, and through games, activities and badges, scouts develop skills such as as the following:

  • Team-building
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving and decision making
  • Initiative
  • Independence
  • Perseverance
  • Commitment
  • Reliability

These are all highly valued by employers.

Famous scouts include, Sir David Attenborough, Richard Branson, John Major, Bobby Robson and Neil Armstrong.


All sections of the scout group pay subs of £5 a month by standing order, which covers insurance, badges and day-to-day running costs of the group.