Delivering #SkillsForLife to over 250 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers

About Us

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.

The Sections

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

Beaver Scouts

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

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


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.

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

David Thorne

Group Scout Leader (Acting)

Martin Eason

Group Active Support Manager

Katie Harvey

Asst. Group Scout Leader (Beavers)

Tina Brill

Training Team Co-Ordinator

Max Butler

Asst. Group Scout Leader (Explorers)

Latest News

Our latest updates
Any Old Clothes, Towels, Soft Toys?

Help us raise funds for our Group with Bag2school. Fundraising for the past year has been challenging, with most of our normal sources of funds closed to us. We’re asking for donations of clothi…

Birdwatching in the Garden

This weekend around 40 of us were birdwatching in the garden as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2021. It has not only been a great way to join in with an important national survey, but has also …

Why Not Take a Digi-break?

Charity deafblind UK have launched a daily digi-break challenge. 2020 has seen many of us move to online working and, as a result, maybe spending more time than ever looking at a screen and maybe wit…

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07719 079567

Visit us

The Scout Hut, Tadcaster Road, York

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