Who we are

Founded in 1911, 8th Hendon is the last remaining Scout Group in Hendon. Based near Middlesex University and Sunny Hill Park, Our Scout Hut is located behind Church House, holding ties with St Mary's, our neighbouring church.

As one of the oldest Scout Troops in London, we have been around for 109 years! As with all Scouts, we've been heavily involved in our community's history, and still regularly volunteer and fundraise in Hendon with parades, hikes, and services at St Mary's Church.

We meet every Friday evening during term time, at the Meritage Centre, while we work to build our brand new Scout Hut across the road. We also run occasional camps throughout the year, which include Group Camp in the Spring, and Family Camp, in the Autumn.

Everyone’s welcome here, regardless of your ethnicity, faith, or physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for you.

Scout Hut Fundraising

Since being founded in 1911, we have been based at our Scout Hut on Church End. However, as an 1800's Wooden Build, it is no longer safe for use, and as such, we need to now start working to build a new Scout Hut, not only for us, but for generations to come to enjoy.

Current estimates place the cost of the entire project at around £500,000. This is a very significant cost for an organisation of our size, and as such we are undergoing a huge fundraising programme to pay for it. Please visit our Scout Hut Appeal page for more information.

Photo shop of our plans

Join us

We welcome new members from ages 6-14, into all three sections. Many join us through a friend's recommendation, other's come on their own. Regardless, we're always happy to see new faces!

Please complete our Waiting List Form, so that we can collect your details, and let you know as soon as there's a space available. Depending on which section you're joining, we may already have availability.

Aged 14-17? Join Merlin ESU.

Become a Leader

We're always looking for amazing people, from age 14 up, to join us as Leaders in all three sections. We do so much more than just run weekly sessions. Don't worry, we won't expect you to be a Bear Grylls!