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Scouting takes place throughout Cambridgeshire, at a local level the individual Scout Groups are supported by the local Scout District.

Cambridgeshire Scout County is divided into 9 districts. Details of each of these districts will be found in separate pages of this website.

  • Cambridge

    Cambridge Scout District comprises 19 Scout Groups and 6 Explorer Scout Units in and around the City of Cambridge. There are currently 1300 young people aged 6 to 25 (boys and girls) that benefit from the Scout programme and Scouting activities. This is delivered by an enthusiastic team of more than 250 adult volunteers.

    Scouting in Cambridge is adventure. It provides an opportunity for young people and adult volunteers to develop leadership and team skills through camping, adventurous activities and international travel.

    In 2011/2012 Scout Groups in Cambridge ran over 50 camps and expeditions in the UK and Europe and took part in activities include camping, hill walking, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, shooting and archery.


    If you live or work in and around Cambridge, and would like to find out more about getting involved, please get in touch


  • Crafts Hill

    Crafts Hill District is situated to the North West of Cambridge. It is one of 10 districts in Cambridgeshire. Crafts Hill is village orientated, consisting of 13 groups for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts; 3 Explorer Scout Units; and a Scout Active Support Unit.

    There are 600 young people and 200 adult volunteers delivering a weekly programme to 6 to 18 year old boys and girls.

    Crafts Hill is a very friendly district and, due to the efforts of our superb leadership team, continues to enjoy steady growth.

    The Crafts Hill motto is "We Do Our Best" to give young people of today (the adults of tomorrow), the very best of our skills and knowledge relative to the Scout Movement.

    Have a look at our District website

  • Cromwell

    Cromwell DistrictMore than 650 young people enjoy the adventure of Scouting in the area and there are 200 adult volunteers who make things happen. If you would like to join in the fun by offering to become a helper or leader with any of our Scout Groups,

  • Ely

    Ely Scout GroupEly District covers the City of Ely, with its magnificent Cathedral, and surrounding Fenland towns and villages. We have 8 Scout Groups, 2 Explorer Scout Units and host the Chipmunks Network Scout Unit which operates between Ely and our neighbouring district of Newmarket.

    About 500 youth members meet weekly in Ely district. They take part in a wide range of activities supported by an enthusiastic team of leaders and supporters who work together to ensure Scouting is both challenging and fun for the young people and adults alike.

    Main Contact Chris Beale (District Commissioner)

    Visit our website:



  • Fenland

    Fenland District spans from Chatteris to Wisbech, Whittlesey to Upwell, consisting of 12 Groups that currently has over 600 young people and over 150 adults taking part in Scouting every week.



  • Hinchingbrooke


    Hinchingbrooke District covers the towns of Huntingdon and St Neots together with the surrounding area. There are 15 Scout Groups with 700 members aged 6 to 18 and 100 adult volunteers.

  • Medehamstede

    Medehamstede DistrictOver 300 young people enjoy the adventure of Peterborough Scouting and there are 200 committed adults who deliver the youth programme or volunteer in a management or administrative capacity.

  • Nene

    There are 8 Scout Groups and an Explorer Scout Unit in the Nene District based in and around the southern part of the City of Peterborough.

    There are 400 young people that look forward to the Scouting adventure each week in Nene and 100 committed adults make this a reality for them.

    For further details about Nene District Scouting visit

  • Newmarket


    Over 800 members meet weekly in our District supported by a large number of committed adults to take part in a wide range of activities in a safe learning enviroment where both learning and fun are held in equal importance.

    We provide a varied wide range of activities to both male and female members from 6 years of age upwards, but we also feel that it is equally important that the adult volunteer helpers enjoy themselves too.

    Some of the extra events we organise over and above the regular weekly Scouting activities include, archery, camping, canoeing, challenge trophies, cross country, fencing, football, hill walking, hockey, orienteering, pioneering, shooting, sports, swimming gala and much much more.

    Contact: Jo McGowan, County Secretary

    Tel: 0845 094 3243 (local rate)