About

About our Troop

We are based in Cobham, a village approximately 20 miles south of central London in Surrey, United Kingdom. Our charter organization is ACS International, a school primarily serving the expatriate community in London.

A bit of background on our Troop:

* A proud tradition of scouting, founded in 1979 at ACS
* Part of the Mayflower District of the Transatlantic Council
* Approximately 45 scouts and 15 adult leaders

Troop 184 is a very active troop. We camp once per month during the school year and attend two summer outings. Our “traditional” camps include a canoeing trip to Wales, a weekend trip to London and two summer camps – a high adventure camp in Sheffield England and a week of mountain activities in Switzerland for our older scouts. Other outings include caving at Cheddar Gorge, weekends at various sites around the UK, high ropes/obstacle courses in Wales, mountain biking in southern England and offshore fishing. Troop 184 is a fun and active troop, with a tradition of great scouts and great scout leaders.

I hope you find the information on our web site to be useful and interesting.

Membership in our troop is open to any boy age 11 to 17. Prior scouting experience IS NOT necessary! Our troop has members of many different nationalities. We also welcome boys who are not students of ACS. If you would like to know more about Troop 184 please contact us via our scoutmaster via email Mr. Wayne Wilcox wpwilcox@gmail.com.

'Scouts and guides provide mental health boost for life'

People who were in the scouts or guides in childhood have better mental health in late life, a study suggests. The researchers were from Edinburgh and Glasgow universities.

They looked at data a lifelong study of almost 10,000 people from across the UK who were born in November 1958, knows as the National Child Development Study. About a quarter of study participants had been in the scouts or guides.

The researchers said their findings indicated that programmes that help children develop skills such as self-reliance and teamwork, and encourage being active outdoors, may have lifelong benefits. If you think about what happens at scouts and guides week in week out, you face new challenges. You learn to overcome those with the help of your friends, you acquire new skills.