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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29th Dec 2019

AGM & Awards Evening

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10th Nov 2019

West Monkton Attend Remembrance Parade

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27th Oct 2019

Scouts Attend County Hunger Games Camp

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27th Sep 2019

West Monkton Support Somerset Wildlife Trust in The #BigTauntonLitterPick.

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Upcoming events

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Event
Young Leader Training Weekend
When

07th Mar - 08th Mar

Time

All Day

Location

Huish Woods Scout Campsite

Event
Sleeping with Sharks
When

14th Mar - 15th Mar

Time

All Day

Location

National Marine Aquarium

Event
Inspire Somerset
When

15th Mar

Time

All Day

Location

Edgar Hall 8, Cary Court, Somerton Business Park, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6SB

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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