What we do

Dringhouses Scouts in York is home to over 230 young people
Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people Bear Grylls - Chief Scout

We are part of a family of over 2000 Scouts here in York, we are one of the largest Scout Groups in the County of North Yorkshire and we are growing all the time. To find out more about joining Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers in Dringhouses, York then get in touch with us by going to one of our section pages or just use the form below. Our members are between the ages of 6 and 18 years who enjoy fun and adventure every week supported by over 60 amazing adult volunteers and Young Leaders. We welcome young people from all backgrounds to our Group. Our Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of our Group, for ages 6-8 years. Our Cub Scouts are very popular, with over 90 8-10½ year olds taking part in activities every week. Our Scouts offer adventure to 10½-14 year olds and finally Yorvik Explorer Scouts caters for 14-18 year olds.

  • 220+ Young People from the ages of 6 to 18 years
  • 60+ Adult Volunteers giving over 11,000 hours of their time every year
  • 50 Years Scouting in Dringhouses and we continue to grow every year
  • 1 Great Team! We are always looking to welcome more members

Our Sections

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Beaver Scouts

For Ages 6 – 8 years. Children from all over York join our Beavers and they join us because they have heard great things from their friends about all the activities that our Beaver Scouts get up to every week.

Cub Scouts

We welcome all boys and girls from across York to join our Cubs between the ages of 8 and 10½ years and we have nearly 90 Cubs at Dringhouses and they meet in groups called Cub Packs each week during term time.


At Dringhouses our Scouts meet in groups called Troops and we have 3 troops meeting every week for over 65 young people between the ages of 10½–14.

Explorer Scouts

Explorer Scouts are part of the District provision in York Ebor and we are very proud to have a special relationship with Yorvik Unit, they are just as much a part of family as all our other sections.

Go to our Volunteers page to find out about all the ways you can get involved with us.


FInd out what is going on:

Our Team

Phil Bennett
Phil Bennett
Group Scout Leader
Annie Bennett
Annie Bennett
Group Chair
Katie Harvey
Katie Harvey
Assistant Group Scout Leader – Beaver Scouts
Dave Thorne
Dave Thorne
Assistant Group Scout Leader – General Duties and Cub Scouts
Max Butler
Max Butler
Assistant Group Scout Leader – Scouts and Explorer Scouts
Alan Furby
Alan Furby
Group Active Support Manager

Get in touch

If you want to find out more about joining us, then send us a message using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.