COVID-19 Update

We haven't gone away!

The Scout Association have set up a dedicated web page at to keep you up to date on the latest developments.

Groups within the district are currently preparing to resume face-to-face scouting and will be in touch about their plans over the coming weeks.


Offering over 200 different activities, Scouting helps 6-25 year olds to grow in confidence, develop skills for life and become active members of communities across Derwentside.

All of this is possible through our committed volunteers, who give up their free time to manage, lead and deliver programmes and activities for young people.

Derwentside provides and supports over 370 young people in:

  • six groups, each with Beaver, Cub and Scout sections, running activities for 6-14 year olds

  • a District Explorer Unit for 14-18 year olds

  • a Scout Network for 18-25 year olds

Our groups are extremely popular with young people which means, for some groups there are waiting lists. We try to fit everyone in as soon as we can and will be happy to talk over options with you.

The key for us to be able to provide more Scouting for more young people is the number of adult volunteers we can recruit. If you're interested in supporting in any way, take a look at our volunteer section.

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