Bag2School

Bag2School, the organisation managing this for us, will be collecting on Friday 22 February at 9:00. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers from Tuesday 12 February; but ideally the date closest to the collection date –this is because we have very limited storage. For those who attend Friday Beavers,[…]

Shepherd’s Brass Band Concert

While my thinking about thanks at the end of the concert on Saturday my thoughts turned to all the participants from our group who we have helped send and all the different events which have been organized to support them.  Concerts like this one, cake stalls, the Fair, sponsored white water rafting is one I[…]

Check out Jeff’s new outfit!

We’re super proud of Jeff’s new outfit, we think our minibus is looking great! Don’t forget to give us a wave if you see us out and about on an adventure. To find out more about our new minibus then check out our page on #ProjectVroom!

Roadworks at Tadcaster Road Junction

  Road users warned of delays as busy Tadcaster Road junction gets upgrade City of York Council is warning of severe disruption as it replaces ageing and unreliable traffic lights at the junction of Tadcaster Road and St Helen’s Road from Monday (30 April). The work is expected to last up to six weeks, and will[…]

A message from Phil

Today I was honoured to be leading the Scout Group through York for the annual St George’s Day procession and I was immensely proud of all of our Young People who looked amazing and did a fantastic job of representing the Group and Scouting to the crowds watching us parade. Leading our procession today was my[…]

Meet Phil, our lead volunteer

Hi, I’m Phil, the Group Scout Leader (GSL) here at Dringhouses Scout Group. I am the lead volunteer responsible for all of our amazing Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Volunteers across all 10 weekly sections. In this special edition of my blog, you can read all about my Scouting past, and why I value my[…]

Cubs Pack in the Fun!

A great start to 2018 for Cubs. This term has started well: All three Cub packs have been working on parts of the Scientist badge, which has been great fun learning about density and simple chemistry, no Cubs were permanently died with food colouring during these fun experiments!!  We also took part in the Cubs[…]

Beavers Walk for Water

On Saturday 17th March all Dringhouses Beavers are invited to take part in a sponsored river walk as part of the scouting ‘A million hands project’. Scouts are working nationally in partnership with various organisations to support them and take action. This includes the following 4 areas:  Dementia (Alzheimer’s society); Disability (Guide dogs and Leonard Cheshire Disability); Mental Wellbeing (Mind)[…]

Short but sweet…

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last had chance to update my blog and there a couple of exciting things to tell you about. Firstly, we found out the results of the Aviva Community fund and sadly we weren’t successful with our application. But the good news is that they have given us[…]

The 4 Week Challenge

Would you like to… • Spend some quality time with your child? • Develop your own skills? • Have fun and rediscover adventure? • Give something back to the community?  Why not try some of the fun and adventure of Scouting for yourself? We’re now inviting parents to come along to Scouts for four weeks.[…]

Merry Christmas

Well, 2017 is nearly at a close and what a year it has been for Dringhouses Scout Group. The Group has a record number of Young People supported by a record number of Adult Volunteers and Young Leaders. It’s because of these amazing people, that give up their time for our Young People, that our Scout Group[…]

Christmas Party

Our sections have had their last regular meetings now, but there is still the Group Christmas Party at Energi next Tuesday for all sections. It’s going to be a great night with 160 of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers all there. You can arrive from 6:30pm onwards to get ready to start bouncing at[…]

The Co-op Way

We are delighted to day that we have picked as one of the Co-op’s local charities and will be supporting us through their Community Fund. As a Co-op member, you can donate 1% of everything you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services from Co-op Group businesses, including their food stores and funeral homes, to[…]

THANK YOU!

A huge Thank You to everyone that supported our Project in the Aviva Community Fund. We have been blown away by your votes and we finished up with 2856! The top two projects from each category will go forward to final, where they will be judge by a panel of Aviva employees, customers and Financial[…]

Vroom! and we’re off!!

It’s been an exciting week for Project Vroom! with the launch of the Aviva Community Fund on Tuesday. Our application is for up to £25,000.00 to replace one of our minibuses. The competition is tough with lots of other great projects, including some from neighbouring Scout Groups. After just 5 days of voting we have over[…]