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Delivering #SkillsForLife to over 270 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers

About Us

We are Dringhouses Scouts, based in the south of York, bringing fun and adventure to more than 270 young people between the ages of 4 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.

The Sections

All our sections are open to everyone read a bit more about each age group below:

Squirrels Section

New for 2022, Squirrels is for children aged 4-5. We have two Squirrels Dreys who meet on a Monday or a Friday

Beavers Section
Beaver Scouts

For children aged between 6 – 8 years, Our three popular Beaver colonies meet on Tuesday’s, Wednesdays and Friday’s

Cubs Section

Cub Scouts

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

Scouts Section


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.

Explorers Section

Explorer Scouts

Our two Explorer Scout Units (Yorvik and Nordic) meet on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Explorer Scouts is for young people aged 14-18.

Our Team

Meet the management team
Annie Bennett

Group Chair

Andrew White

Deputy Group Scout Leader (Scouts)

David Thorne

Group Scout Leader

Andy Elliott

Deputy Group Scout Leader (Explorers)

Katie Harvey

Deputy Group Scout Leader (Squirrels & Beavers)

Martin Eason

Group Active Support Manager

Sarah Selby

Deputy Group Scout Leader (Cubs)

Tina Brill

Training Team Co-Ordinator

Latest News

Our latest updates
Helping Dringhouses Primary School Get Camping

It was brilliant to be able to help out our neighbours at Dringhouses Primary School. The use of fou…

2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at our HQ Building on Saturday 7th May at 19:00. …

Squirrels are GO!

Yesterday, Monday 28th March, saw the first ever Squirrels meeting at Dringhouses Scouts! And it was…

Call Us

07719 079567

Visit us

The Scout Hut, Tadcaster Road, York

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