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 recorded 984 youth members and 184 adults. The 2016 membership recorded a total of 1058 youth members and 225 adults. Whereas numbers are not everything it does show that our adults must be having fun delivering an exciting programme which the young people are enjoying taking part in, as without this, they would vote with their feet and move on!
The members are split between our 13 groups, District Explorer Scouts, District Scout Network and District Scout Active Support. The 13 groups making up our District being; Anlaby, Cottingham, Elloughton-cum-Brough, Ferriby and Swanland, Gilberdyke, Goole, Hessle, Hook, Howden, Kirk Ella, which includes the satellite group, Skidby, Snaith, which includes the satellite group Rawcliffe Bridge, 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. Find a Scout group near you and start your Scouting adventure!