Heslington Scouts is…

Update: As of January 2021 we are meeting online but we’re planning our next outdoor adventures for when it’s safe. Join us!


Firelighting Practice. Also known as Marsmallow toasting – Mmmm!

and …

the mental, physical and spiritual development of young people.

Winter Training Hike for Weekend Backpacking

We do this with…

Survival Camp – Axe Training


  • Camp fires
  • Archery
  • Treasure hunts
  • Football
  • Tracking games in the dark
  • It’s a knock-out
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Bridge building
  • Night hikes
  • Rock climbing

Cubs and Scouts regularly go away on camps and expeditions.

Our Leaders are keen outdoors enthusiasts; Cyclists, climbers, paddlers, bushcrafters and mountaineers. Some are qualified as Rock Climbing Instructors and Mountain Leaders. We have a link with York Mountaineering Club.

Adventurous things which people from our Group have got up to over the years include:Boomerang-top(reduced)

  • Several Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards
  • A Scout represented North Yorkshire and England at the World Jamboree in Australia
  • A Scout later became 7th in the world at the Paralympics
  • Ascents of Mont Blanc
  • Rock climbing and mountaineering in the Lake District and Scotland
  • Winter mountaineering and Snow and Ice climbing
  • Half marathons such as at the Great North Run

Cubs and Scouts can also go on events organised by the Scout County:

  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Orienteering
  • Caving
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking

We have a team of dedicated leaders at Heslington who run Beavers, Cubs and Scouts plus other friends to help maintain the building and the Minibus.

Our programmes help young people to develop and learn to socialise.

  • His first night away from home and parents.
  • Her first time camping outdoors.
  • His first experience of cooking for himself.
  • Yes, she can climb than!

For further information email gsl at heslingtonscoutgroup.org.uk  ……… replacing “at” with @ and no spaces please.