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About The 26th

The 26th Leicester (Blaby) Scout group belongs to the Leicester South West District and was formed in 1952.  Over the years we have introduced 1000’s of children and adults into the Scouting ways. In 2001 our purpose-built headquarters were opened, behind where the Leicestershire Scouts’ County HQ used to be.
Here are some photos of our headquarters being built:

We are a large group, with around 100 members. We have a Beaver Colony, a Cub Pack, a Scout Troop and an Explorer Scout section. Please see the individual pages for details of when they meet.

Most meetings are held at our headquarters:

The Scout Hut, Skippers Close (Off Scouting Way), Blaby, Leicester. LE8 4JD

Please contact us or explore the rest of this website for further information. We would be particularly interested to hear from anyone who has any more information about the history of our group, as well as anyone is interested in joining us in a leadership role.

Activities are the biggest part of Scouting and can be part of the weekly meeting, such as games, cooking, tracking, or a trip. As a group we organise many camps thoughout the year. Although it is not until Cubs when young people get to camp out, Beavers are invited to spend the day on some camps, as well as having their own activity days and indoor sleepovers. Scouts, Explorers and Network Scouts get the opportunity to camp several times a year, with a winter camp for the older Scouts, early summer group camp and the week long annual summer camp to look forward to. Cubs have their own weekend camp as well as the opportunity to join a district camp.