The 1st Fairfield Park Scouts were founded in 2014 and are currently recruiting for leaders and assistant leaders for Beavers (age 6-8), Cubs (age 8-10) and Scouts (age 10-14). Both boys and girls within these age groups are welcome to attend, and meetings take place at Fairfield Community Hall (Monday or Thursday evenings).

They spend a lot of time doing outdoor activities (this term the Beavers did apple picking and bulb planting). They also build their self confidence, resilience and ability to work as a team along with important life skills, such as first aid.

Sadly, the Beavers and Cubs have more children on the waiting list than they can accommodate at the moment – about 60! – but they only need one or two more adults to start a new ‘colony’! So if you would like your child to be involved and think you can spare some time each week to help out as a leader or assistant, please contact Andrew Harris at or visit

Even if you don’t think you have the time but would like to find out more about what’s involved, Andrew would be happy to have a chat. Anna Titmus, who has been working as an assistant leader for the Beavers for a few months now, says “It’s so much fun!” – as I think you can see from the pictures below.

Amber Fortier moved to Fairfield Park in 2017 with her husband and three young children. She is originally from New York.