The aim of Blacktoft Beacon District is to deliver Scouting locally in an inspiring, encouraging and adventurous atmosphere within a controlled environment.
The District stretches from the outskirts of West Hull across to Snaith and covers an approximate distance of 40 miles from east to west. The District was formed in April 2012 and has recorded steady growth both in youth members and adults ever since. By mid-2014 our membership numbers show 984 youth members and 184 adults.
The members are split between our 14 groups, District Explorer Scouts, District Scout Network and District Scout Active Support. The 14 groups making up our District being; Anlaby, Cottingham, Elloughton-cum-Brough, Ferriby and Swanland, Gilberdyke, Goole, Hessle, Hook, Howden, Kirk Ella, Skidby, Snaith, South Cave and Willerby.
Nationally, Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. 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. This is achieved when young people, work in partnership with adults, inspired by the values of Scouting.
Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouting develops 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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