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Who Are We?

Sywell Air Scout Group are Northamptonshire’s only Air Scout Group.

Based at Sywell close to the Aerodrome, we are ideally located between the towns of Wellingborough, Northampton, Rushden and Kettering, allowing us to enjoy first class facilities at the heart of the Northants Aviation community.

The Scout Association is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 8 to 18-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential by develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

The award winning 1st Sywell Air Scout Group is made up of:

Merlin Cub Pack for ages 712 to 1012

Sywell Air Scout Troop for ages 1012 to 14

Spitfire Air Explorer Unit for ages 14 to 18


We are open to young people who wish to learn about Aviation, but also enjoy traditional Scouting activities and adventures.

The Group is very proud to hold a number of awards and affiliations

Our young people take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and hovercraft driving. As a Cub, Air Scout or Air Explorer you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, and most importantly for an ‘Air’ division - how to fly a plane and glider.

There’s something for every young person from helicopter rides to hot air balloon experiences. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world…. And become part of our Aviation family.