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Delivering #SkillsForLife to over 250 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers
We are Dringhouses Scouts, based in the south of York, bringing fun and adventure to more than 250 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. We are one of the largest of the 14 Scout Groups in the York Ebor District which supports more than 1000 Scouts.
The Group has been running for more than 50 years and we are incredibly grateful for all the support we receive from the local council, St Edward the Confessor Church and the local community as a whole.
We’re run entirely by volunteers who give their time in many different ways, from being leaders running the meetings and events, to supporting the Group as trustees, or just helping our occasionally. All our volunteers receive the training they need to fulfil their roles, giving up their own time for the benefit of our children and young people.
All our sections are open to everyone read a bit more about each age group below:
For children aged between 6 – 8 years, Beaver Scouts is where your child’s Scouting journey could begin. There are three Beaver colonies meeting on Tuesday’s, Wednesdays and Friday’s
Cubs is for children between the ages of 8 and 10½ years. Cubs is our largest age group and we have nearly 90 Cubs meeting each week during term time on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s
We have three Scout troops meeting every week on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s. Scouts is for young people between the ages of 10½–14.
Our two Explorer Scout Units (Yorvik and Nordic) meet on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Explorer Scouts is for young people aged 14-18.
Group Scout Leader (Acting)
Group Active Support Manager
Asst. Group Scout Leader (Beavers)
Training Team Co-Ordinator
Asst. Group Scout Leader (Explorers)
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The Group’s 2020/21 annual review has been published and can be found our website. It contains a summary of the 2020/21 year, including introductions from the Group Chair and Group Scout Leader,…