Dringhouses Scouts is home to over 250 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in York!
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For ages 6 – 8 years. 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.
We welcome all boys and girls from across York to join our Cubs 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
At Dringhouses our Scouts we have 3 troops meeting every week on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s. Scouts is for young people between the ages of 10½–14.
We have two Explorer Scout Units (Yorvik and Nordic) who meet on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Explorer Scouts is for young people aged 14-18.
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Join live at 2pm this Sunday, 26th April. Just click on the link and it will take you to the YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/9Ljds8aDUoA
As we all find ourselves adjusting to the COVID-19 restrictions, we at Dringhouses Scouts have been working on how best to proceed while we’re staying safe at home. We’re looking at how best to bring an online programme to our young people and are hoping to have something up and running for the start of[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
Calling all amateur sleuths, A murder is announced! A murder mystery evening will held in the Community Hall next to the Scout HQ, 19:00 for 19:30 start Book this date and come along to enjoy a three-course meal and the chance of solving this crime. Bring your own alcoholic drinks if required as the event[…]
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!
Join us for a day of fun for all the Family at our annual September Fair. We’re raising funds to support #ProjectVroom! and members of the Group going to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in the USA! Parents can support us if you can by donating tombola and raffle prizes, jarbolas (coffee/ sauce/ jam jars[…]
At our AGM we had a chance to look back over the last year of Scouting at Dringhouses and celebrate some of the amazing things that our Young People and Adult Volunteers got up to! You can read our Annual Review here.
We need your help to name our new minibus. Thank you for all of your suggestions! We have picked our favourites and now it is up to you to pick the winner! Voting closes at 9pm on 23rd June! Loading…
Today we are incredibly proud to introduce our 2018-2023 strategy: Skills for Life: Our plan to prepare better futures. This is a key moment for the Scouts, setting out our plan for the next five years, inspired by a bold new vision: By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life[…]
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[…]
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[…]
WE’RE LOOKING FOR A NEW LEAD VOLUNTEER! Are you a brilliant organiser with great people skills? Do get on equally well with adults and young people? Can you juggle organising a fun day with supporting a new leader? If so, then you would make a great Group Scout Leader, here at Dringhouses! As Group Scout[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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)[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Apologies for the delay in getting this post online, it’s been a busy week or so! Firstly I have some great news about our Aviva Community Fund application. We have been successful in reaching the final for our funding level! All finalists will be judged by a panel and the results will be announced on[…]
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[…]
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[…]
It has been another action packed couple of weeks for all of young people. On Saturday 11th November we had over 60 of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts turn out for a Community Action Day organised by City of York Council’s Environment and Community department. They did an amazing job of looking after the Hob[…]
Over 60 young People from Dringhouses Scout Group have been busy looking after some outdoor spaces in their neighbourhood as part of a Community Action Day. The 6 to 14 year olds have been working with the City of York Council’s Environment and Community department to give the Hob Moor and[…]