Our Group and its structure


1st Easingwold Scout Group is one of the oldest Scout Groups in the country dating back to 1911.  It is one of three Groups in the Easingwold District Scouting family (DC Gary Roberts), the other two being Kyle Valley Scout Group based in Tholthorpe and Moxby Moor Scout Group based in Huby.

1st Easingwold Scout Group is a registered charity no. 1135050 and you can find out how to support us for free by visiting our fundraising page.  Scout Groups rely heavily on fund-raising events, donations, community support and, of course, our wonderful volunteers without whom scouting could not take place.  

1st Easingwold Scout Group is fortunate in having two scouting facilities: Our HQ in Chase Garth Road, Easingwold and our Outdoor Centre known locally as "The Dawney" which is located at the end of Dawney Lane just off the A19 out of Easingwold towards Thirsk.  Both facilities are available for hire and if you are interested you can get in touch using the "Contact Us" tab on this website.

Our Group welcomes new members and leaders wholeheartedly.  We are a very friendly bunch with a passion for scouting and all it has to offer, looking to provide the best scouting experience for your children and young adults.  We know scouting changes lives for the better and gives children the confidence and skills to grow into healthy adults ready for lifes many challenges - whilst having an awful lot of fun along the way!  Participation in scouting is recognised and highly valued by many employers.

If you are interested in finding out more, then please do contact us.  We would love to hear from you whether you are looking to join scouting as a parent helper, uniformed leader, part-time assistant or if you have some special skill that you think would be helpful to us or if you wish your child to join where there is spare capacity or be added to the waiting list.


Our Executive Committee


Each Scout Group is lead by a Group Scout Leader (GSL) who is responsible for ensuring that the Group is run according the the Scouting Policy, Organisation and Rules and to mentor and develop the leaders.  In our case this is Mrs Vicky Abbiss who was formerly a Queens Guide.  Vicky has recently joined our scouting family and is "learning the GSL ropes" with our help.

In order to ensure that the GSL has the resources they need to undertake scouting safely and with an exciting and challenging programme, each Group is supported by an Executive Committee comprising the key posts of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary plus other regular members and co-opted members when necessary.  Our new Chair is Mr Nick Higgins who has recently joined us and is a former scout.  We are also on the lookout for a new secretary and treasurer as our current postholders come to the end of their tenure.  The Executive Committee meets 4 times per year plus at an AGM so not a too onerous schedule.  All Executive members automatically become charitable Trustees.  

If you can spare some time to help us as we move into exciting times with the new Dawney Outdoor Centre now up and running, PLEASE get in touch as we need your help.  You DO NOT need to have been a scout previously and these are non-uniformed posts.  There is all sorts of training available and only minimal mandatory modules required which can all be done online.  More important is your willingness to get stuck in, enthusiasm and a desire to help the GSL and leaders deliver a fabulous scouting experience for our forty or so 6-18 yr scouts.

Where are we?

We are very lucky to have two scouting facilities, one in town centre on Chase Garth Road (YO61 3GG) and one outdoor centre just outside of town on Dawney Lane (YO61 3NN). These are both available for hire.


The addresses for both locations are shown below:

The Dawney
Dawney Lane
York YO61 3NN

Scout Centre
Chase Garth Road
North Yorkshire
YO61 3GG

1st Easingwold (Forest of Galtres) Scout Group
Scout Centre, Chase Garth Road, Easingwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 3GG

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