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Halfpenny Green Air Scout Group

Welcome to Halfpenny Green Air Scout Group.

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.

Air Scouting has the same fundamental Scouting purpose, values and method as any other Scout Group, and delivers the same programme, but with an aeronautical twist. In Air Scouting, air and aeronautical activities are used as the basis of delivering the Scouting Programme. Air Scouting was established in 1941 and celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1964 Halfpenny Green Air Scouts have always been based at Halfpenny Green Airport (now known as Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport). Originally just for boys, the group has grown and flourished over the years and we now have both Beaver and Cub sections with a great mix of boys and girls. In recent years, we have modernised our World War 2 building to include central heating, a new kitchen, computer room, archery range, 10m air rifle range and a bouldering wall. We have a large outdoor area for games, campfires and camping.

We actively engage and support young people in their personal development through exciting, fun activities.

Nick Burns - HGAS Akela

"Become a scout and be part of one of the greatest adventures ever!"

Bear Grylls
Chief Scout

HGAS Groups

Young people in the Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. HGAS have groups for all ages with youngest being Beavers who move on to Cubs at the age of 8. Scouts fill the gap until they move on to Explorers.


6 - 8 years


8 - 10½ years


10½ - 14 years


14 - 18 years

"You learn lots of skills and make friends from all the groups. When we go on camp there's plenty of different activities but my favourite is grass sledging. I would recommend it to everyone and to join!!"


Beaver, Cub & Scout

"They learn social skills and about interacting. They have to remember things to bring the following week so they have to take a bit of responsibility for their own stuff!"



"That was the best day EVER!!!"


Overheard when collecting kids