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Joining Us: Youth Members

Dringhouses Scouts is divided into five sections according to age, Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Please find details about each section below and at the bottom of the page a form so that you can contact us about your child joining us. You can also use the form to contact us if you have any questions.

Ages 4 and 5

17:00 – 17:45


We have two Squirrels Sections currently capped at 16 members each

Stories, games and learning through doing are very much the name of the game for Squirrels


Ages 6 to 8

18:15 to 19:15


We have three Beavers sessions per week which meet at the times shown above. Each night is very popular, please contact us to see if we have any space.

Could you make a robot or go hunting for bugs? It’s no problem for our Beaver Scouts! Our Beavers take part in a wide range of activities and events each week and always have fun learning new #SkillsForLife!

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.


Ages 8 to 10½

18:00 to 19:30


We have three Cub Scout sessions each week, they all follow the same programme of activities. Each night is very popular, please contact us to see if we have any space.

Do you want to walk on the moon? or build sandcastles in December? Well you can with our Cub Scouts! We get up to all kinds of things like this every week and our Cubs also join in events that have been organised by the York Ebor Scout District and North Yorkshire County teams.

We welcome all boys and girls to join our Cubs and we are about 90 strong at the moment.


Ages 10½ to 14

19:30 to 21:15


At Dringhouses Scouts we have more than 70 Scouts who meet every week during school term time.  There are three sessions each week, as above.

As well as their activities with us, our Scouts also join in with York Ebor Scouts and North Yorkshire Scout events and activities, meeting and making lots of new friends and learning lots of new #SkillsForLife.


Ages 14 to 17

19:40 to 21:30


Explorers meet every week in and their activities focus on fun and adventure as well as #SkillsForLife.

Explorer Scouts also have the opportunity to volunteer to help with the younger age groups. Volunteering as a Young Leader can count towards the Service element of The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Status of Each Section

We currently have spaces in each section as follows:

  • Squirrels: We have some space at Friday Squirrels for children under 5.
  • Beavers: We are full for the next 2 or 3 terms in Beavers, we can add you name to the waiting list.
  • Cubs: There are a few spaces on Tuesday and Thursday nights, but Friday is full for the foreseeable future..
  • Scouts: There are spaces on Tuesday and a few on Thursday, Friday is full for the foreseeable future.
  • Explorer Scouts: The section is currently full.

Please see our waiting list policy to understand how places are allocated to those that wish to join

Contact us

Contact us to find out if there is space for your child to join us on the night you wish. If your child is under six years old you can also contact us to add them to the joining list and we’ll contact you once they’re old enough.

Please enter your name
Please enter your email address
Please enter your phone number so we can contact you about this inquiry
If your child is too young to join the group we can add them to the joining list
Please enter the name of the child or young person wishing to join
Please let us know the date of birth of the child/ young person.
Please let us know any further information about your request (e.g. which night is preferred, any friends they want to be with , etc.)
Please see the Group's data privacy notice