We are a group of adults (allegedly), covering an age range from 18 to 118, who share a common interest in Scouting. Our backgrounds include leaders and ex-leaders, parents of scouts and ex-scouts, plus those who have been through the junior sections or other adults who want to give something to the movement without necessarily making a weekly commitment.



Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader. Our primary aim is to support the District in a practical and adaptable manner and to respond to requests from any Group or Section as far as possible. This can range from the organizing of District events to teaching a scout how to tie a knot. We also initiate and run the Explorer “Boot,” Cedric Carpenter and Ian White Challenges in October and The District Quiz in November.

Along with the service element, we aim to provide a social programme. Events regularly enjoyed include bus trips, skittles evenings, treasure hunts and guest speakers. Generally our social activities are monthly. However incorporated within the EDSASU is a young section who tend to meet weekly. They also help to maintain strong links with the Network section. 

Whilst providing all this fun and entertainment, we also include a bit of fund raising. The majority of our funds are utilized to benefit young people in scouting. We have made donations for Headquarters development and equipment such as climbing mats and archery gear. Also we have helped to fund sectional activities, scouting individuals in need, jamboree contingents and the Gang Show.  


  • Be, or become, an adult Member or Associate Member of Exeter Scout District; an adult Member of a Scout Group, County or a Scout Network Member

  • Be over 18 years of age

  • Pay the annual subscription required by District, County and Headquarters or if paid to/by another scout section, then pay a nominal annual subscription

  • Complete Module One

  • Have a current CRB or be willing to apply for one



February                 Annual skittles bash

April                      St Georges Day Parade

September               Annual mini-bus trip

October                  Boot, Ian White Scout and Cedric Carpenter Cub challenges

November               Quiz Night

December                Scout Post




Position                   Name                     Tel No                    e-mail address        

Manager                 John Coe             01392 460473

Admin coord         Val Lamacraft     01392 460473

Beavers liaison      Trish Carne         01392 670947

Cubs liaison           Trish Carne         01392 670947

Scouts liaison        David Beynon     01392 873293

Explorer liaison    Rob Pike              01392 271004

Young SAS liaison  Rob Pike           01392 271004

Young SAS              Sam Hayes        07508 278783

Network liaison     Sam Hayes        07508 278783

Quartermaster       Bill Tap              01392 875826

Social Secretaries     Maggie/Colin Elliot   01392 677553

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