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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1st May 2020

Scouts Clap for our Carers

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14th Mar 2020

Sleeping with Sharks

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16th Feb 2020

Cubs Receive Chief Scout’s Silver Award

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13th Feb 2020

Laser Shooting for Cubs

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Upcoming events

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The Ardèche Adventure

29th Jul 2022 - 06th Aug 2022


All Day


Labeaume, France

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

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Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls