Silver Mountain Pagodas hike

Wrapped up against the cold, the Cubs and Scouts visited the Silver Mountain Pagodas this week.

The Scouts took the long route up, covering a 7km trek around the back of the mountain. Meanwhile, the Cubs made basecamp at the Pagodas, including lashing together the bamboo flagpoles. The Cubs took a more direct hike up the mountain, meeting the Scouts at the very top.

On the descent, Cubs and Scouts had the opportunity to ring the great bell. Then signal a progress report down to basecamp via semaphore.

Back at basecamp, all the effort was rewarded with a waiting supply of hot chocolate! What else?!

Welcome to 1st Beijing Scouts!

1st Beijing Scouts offers scouting activities to children from 6 to 14 years old.  We are fully registered and accredited by the British Scout Association.

  • Girls and boys are equally welcome.
  • You do not have to be British; all nationalities are equally welcome.
  • It doesn’t matter what school your child goes to; everyone is welcome.

Each group meets weekly.  Generally, we make use of excellent indoor and outdoor facilities kindly provided by Dulwich College Beijing in the Shunyi area but check out the upcoming events for news of our frequent trips and adventure challenges that take us all around Beijing… and beyond!

  • Cubs are 8 to 10.5 years old and meet on Sunday mornings.
  • Scouts are 10.5 to 14 years old and meet on Sunday mornings.

We are currently taking enrolments for the last few available places. To add your child’s name to the enrollment list, please complete the form on the Enrolment page.

Or for additional information, please email