PrintWelcome to the Elvington Scout Group website

We at Elvington Scouts are part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. Scouting changes lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

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Scout Handbook 2008Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing, the list is endless. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

Our adult volunteers make Scouting happen. Why not be one of them?

We currently have opportunities for Leaders: Can you inspire? 
With your energy, enthusiasm and ability to inspire young people you will be responsible for making Scouting happen. Working with a small leadership team you will plan and deliver an exciting balanced programme for one of our five age ranges with outdoor opportunities, environmental projects and a strong international element.

Opportunities for parents and supporters: Take the first step into the future
Scouting simply would not exist without the skills and enthusiasm of thousands of adult helpers. Whether you can spare two hours a week or a day a month, we need instructors, treasurers, administrators and volunteer managers and many others who share our aim of making life better for young people. You don’t need to know everything about Scouting – we’ll provide full training, induction and ongoing support. What matters is that you are committed, have a sense of humour and a huge amount of common sense. 

What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts 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.

The Scouting award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Their 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.

DPP_0121Our Scout HQ consists of two large meeting halls and a modern kitchen and storage set in 0.85 acres of grounds ideal for outdoor adventure and camping

Our halls and grounds are available for hire, ideal for parties and meetings.  Please contact Mike Wilson on  elvingtonscoutgroup@gmail.com

How to find us:  Travelling from York enter the village of Elvington along the B1228.  As you come into the village turn right onto Wheldrake Lane (signposted to Wheldrake).  We are 100 meters on the left immediately past the Speed limit sign. 


HQ grounds


Parade hall