Skills for Life

Offering fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Welcome to West Monkton

Based in Taunton and part of the Blackdown Scout District, we are one of the largest and most active Scout Groups in Somerset; every week over 140 young people aged 6-14 from West Monkton and the surrounding area join us to experience everyday adventure and take part in our top quality Scouting programme.

The Group has grown steadily in all Sections over the last six years, following the efforts and hard work of our Leadership team, fully supportive Group Exec and our Section Leaders.

Our thriving and active Scout Group has a dedicated leadership team who produce exciting and dynamic programmes for young people of the area, teaching life skills as well as having plenty of fun along the way! We partake in regular meetings, camping trips and day activities.

It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through everyday adventure, young people regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet lifelong friends through Scouting.

Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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4th Aug 2019

France International Success

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28th Jul 2019

49 Scouts from West Monkton off to France for International Opportunity

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4th Jul 2019

AGM & Awards Evening

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16th Jun 2019

Scouts Caving

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Upcoming events

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Beavers Wookey Hole

09th Nov


All Day


Wookey Hole Caves

Remembrance Parade 2019

10th Nov


10:00 am - 11:30 am


Vivary Park

Scouts County Challenge

16th Nov


4:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Huish Woods Scout Campsite

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Want to join the Adventure? Scouting is skateboarding, climbing, kayaking, camping, sailing and much much more.

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