The Heritage Collection and Service

The Heritage Collection contains over 250,000 objects, photographs and records which have been kindly donated to us. The Collection is stored and managed from The Scouts Headquarters at Gilwell Park, Chingford. There are two full time members of staff, the Heritage Service Manager and Heritage Collections Officer and a part-time Heritage Research Assistant. The Heritage Service’s statement of purpose reads:

We have an active and innovative programme of collecting, interpretation and engagement. The Heritage Collection helps create connections between members of The Scout Association, both past and present, and the wider community.

The Scouts don’t currently have a Museum however we have a range of ways you can engage with the Collection.  If you would like to donate an item to the Collection please visit our donations page.

Discover more about the contents of the Heritage Collection and explore the amazing stories it holds.