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Activity Centres

Getting young people outdoors is a big part of what we do and our centres are here to help you make it happen!

We are proud to offer…

…places where young people will find inspiration, adventure, challenges and friendship, all within a safe, supportive and positive environment

Tolmers, Cuffley, Hertfordshire – offering a wide range of activities, including on-site rafting and canoeing and over 70 acres of camping, with easy links to London close by.

Phasels Wood, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire – 95 acres of meadows and ancient woodland are the setting for a broad choice of activities and camping, all with easy access directly from the A41.

Well End, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire – with 5 acres of meadow, a 4 acre enclosed woodland and a focussed range of activities, a great place for Beavers and Cubs to begin their outdoor experiences.

Harmergreen Wood, Welwyn, Hertfordshire – our “Back to Basics” centre, with glades set in 44 acres of ancient woodland, a simple setting for bivouacking, survival skills and woodcraft – as well as traditional camping.

Lochearnhead Station, Sterling, Scotland – Located in the beautiful Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, originally built in the 1900s by the Caledonian Railway Company. Now fully restored & converted to provide an adventurous activities base in the Scottish Highlands.

The Next Level Of Mobile Adventure – Bringing the adventure to you…operated from our Centres, we offer a wide range of mobile activities that can be bought to your location.

How we manage our centres…

We see running our Centres as a core part of what we do as Hertfordshire Scouts, and we are constantly working to find creative ways to provide even more support for leaders and opportunities for young people.

Our Centres not only contribute directly to the programme, but also make a significant financial contribution each year towards the running of Hertfordshire Scouts.

The in County Centres are managed by the Activity Centres Management Committee, formed of our Centre Managers and Trustee Members, supported by professional HR, Health & Safety and Finance advisors.

Lochearnhead has a dedicated Management Committee, reflecting the specialist nature of the facilities and activities it has on offer and the differences between Scottish and English law.

Both Committees are chaired by a Trustee and report to our County Executive.

Activity Centres Management Committee Chair – Mark Jefferson – mark.jefferson@hertfordshirescouts.org.uk

Lochearnhead Committee Chair – TBA

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Latest News

Harmergreen Wood, “Our Back to Basics” Activity Centre – Autumn Update
1st October 2018