As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. Each week, we help our young members, male and female, aged 4-25, of every background and faith as well as those with no religion, enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
North Yorkshire Scout County is, geographically, by far the of the 4 Yorkshire Scout Counties. It has a growing population of over 600,000 spread over 8,654 square kilometres (3,341 square miles). The principal ‘Urban’ areas centre on York, Harrogate and Scarborough. At the last census, North Yorkshire Scouts had a membership of nearly spread over from North Hambleton in the north to Selby in the south and from Scarborough in the east to Ingleborough in the west.
Some Districts have their own websites. Why not take a look?
Harrogate & Nidderdale www.harrogatescouts.org.uk
Ripon & District www.ripondistrictscouts.org.uk
York Ebor www.eborscouts.org.uk
York Minster www.yorkminsterscouts.org.uk
We believe all young people have the right to an adventure. This could be a Beaver Scout spending their first night away from home or an Explorer Scout going on their first international expedition, but adventure is at the heart of what we do. From abseiling down a cliff to yachting on a lake, from lighting a fire to paddling on the beach – Scouting is all about everyday adventure. Our members participate in some of the most varied activities imaginable; all while having fun and learning how to get the most out of life.
Every section (Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Network) has different activities; meet at different times and in different places. There’s always something different, exciting and new going on. As part of a movement with over 30 million members worldwide the opportunities are almost endless.
support Scouting in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.
The North Yorkshire County Scout Office postal address is: 43b Market Place, THIRSK, North Yorkshire, YO7 1HA.