Pang Valley Scouts is a local Scouting authority that covers much of West Reading and surrounding villages including Tilehurst, Pangbourne, Purley, Theale, Calcot, Burghfield, Sulhamstead, Ufton Nervet and Aldermaston. Pang Valley is a district of Royal Berkshire Scouts and is part of The UK Scout Association.
The district hosts 10 Scout Groups, 14 Beaver Colonies (6-8 year olds), 15 Cub Packs (8-10 year olds), 15 Scout Troops (10-14 year olds), 5 Explorer Units (14-18 year olds), a Network Unit (18-25 year olds), a Scout Active Support branch (18+) and a Scout Link group (for young people with disabilities and special needs).
The district boasts 1300 members and 250 adult volunteers. The district is continuing to grow and is looking to open new groups and section to accommodate membership growth and reduce waiting lists.
The district is responsible for promoting Scouting locally, facilitating cross group activities and providing support and training for adult volunteers.