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9th Erith Air Scout group (Hurricane) is based on the borders of South East London and North West Kent. We are part of the Bexley Scouts District within the Greater London South East Scout County and as an Air Scout group we aim to include an aviation theme in our activities as well as following the main Scouting programme. 

As we are an Air Scout group our members wear a distinctive blue uniform shirt and we are recognised by the Royal Air Force, we are affiliated with 51 Squadron currently at RAF Waddington hub. 

9th Erith Scout group was founded in 1923 and became an Air Scout group in 1977. 

9th Erith Air Scouts is for all Scout aged between 10½ and 14, offering a welcoming and safe space for all gender identities, faith, and/or disabilities.  A Scout can come into 9th Erith Air Scouts at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. After 14, A Scout can join the Air Explorer Unit.

When and where do Scouts Meet?

Hurricane meets weekly on a Tuesday night during term time from 19:00 – 21:00

We meet at the Scout Hut on Niden Hall, 153 Erith Road, Erith, DA8 1QG. 

Scout Programme and Activities

Scouts can organise their own programme and weekly meetings through our planning evening and are guided by experienced Leaders to work towards badges and awards. They can choose to do anything from arts and crafts to taking part in adventurous activities, local conservation projects, creative projects, camps and expeditions,community support…the list is endless!

The following are some of the Programme Zones for Scouts – as part of a balanced programme they will take partin activities from all the Zones over the terms. These are:

  • Outdoor and Adventure
  • Global
  • Community
  • Fitness
  • Beliefs and Aptitudes
  • Creative

Scouting has a reputation as an outdoor organisation, based on strong traditions of camping and other outdoorpursuits. Scouts will have the opportunity to camp and go away on expeditions that will challenge and test them.This is an essential part of Scouts and a good opportunity for them to stretch their limits.

In addition, Scouts can gain awards depending on the activities they are doing. These can be anything from a Scout Award to a Duke of Edinburgh Award, and even an award from nationally recognised governing bodies (e.g. BCUfor canoeing).
The Air Scout Troop meets on Tuesday evenings between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.

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Last updated on 22 February 2023 by Jake Sykes