About us / Our History

We’re 21st Romford Scout Group, a thriving, town-center group with a 17 year history. In 2003, our group was formed by merging two groups, 8th and 13th Romford, and so we have a combined history of over 100 years in our town.

Our headquarters is a stones throw from Romford Market. Our group scarf colours are maroon and dark green, with a gold border.

We offer weekly (term-time) activities for children aged 6-14 on Wednesday evenings. For more information, check out our ‘Thinking of Joining’ page.

Below is an exert from the November 2003 District newsletter, where our new scarves were presented:

21st Romford 

What an evening we had at the 21st Romford on the 1st October. The cubs looked angelic and the scouts looked like Scouts and the Leaders looked smug.

This is the evening that our new scarves are on show. A few invites had been sent out, our local MP Andrew Rosindell arrived and was introduced to the Leaders and executive members (most of us know him because he does like to get involved in important matters in the borough).

The District Commissioner was present, as was the Group Chairman David, and a great many parents, brothers & sisters of the Cubs and Scouts.

The Chairman said a few words of welcome and introduced our DC who also said a few words of encouragement to the new group. Paul then handed over to Andrew who said how pleased he was to be there at the launch of the new era for the 21st Romford.

Paul presented the Leaders with their scarves, and David and I were then asked to present the scarves to the boys.

Everyone looked so smart, our youngest cub Callum (he had been invested earlier on in the evening so was entitled to a new scarf) was then asked to accept from Andrew a framed picture of H.M. the Queen on behalf of the Group. We also had a cheque given by the Jack Petchey foundation to one of the Scouts.

Refreshments were offered to all, which enabled everyone to have a chat. I was part of the 8th Romford for a long time and a number of the gathering had been members of 13th Romford for a long time as well, but we all welcome the 21st Romford and hope that the new group will go from strength to strength.

Good luck to you all!

Muriel Hayes

Deputy Chairman 21 st Romford