Polaris is the name of the Watford North District Network unit. It takes its name from the Latin for the North Star with the obvious connection being that we are based in North Watford.
Polaris was formed in 2002 to meet the ever-changing needs of young people after the Scout Association took the decision to modernise by restructuring the age ranges of the sections. Network and Explorers were formed from Venture Scouts, Polaris being created from the highly successful North Watford Venture Unit.
If you are 18 to 25 and still want to enjoy Scouting, without having the responsibly of being a leader, then Network is for you. If you want to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Gold and Queen Scout awards then we are the people to help and support you. As a Polaris Member you get to take part in all the usual great Scouting activities, such as climbing, sailing and camping as well as working on projects to support both the Scouting and local community.
If you choose you can become more closely involved in working with the younger sections and providing them with the same kind of opportunities you have had through Scouting.
Heading off to university?
Some universities also run a Scout and Guide organisation known as SSAGO (Student Scout and Guide Organisation). To find out more visit their website: