Who we are

We are Ashby Hastings Scout Group, first formed in 1908 (as 1st Ashby de la Zouch) and we've been meeting continuously at our site on Wilfred Gardens since 1963.  We're proud to have given so many from Ashby and the surrounding area the chance to experience all that Scouts has to offer over the decades.  We're part of a huge worldwide movement of millions of young people and their leaders from nearly every country in the world, as relevant in today's society now as we ever were.

If you're aged 6 – 14½ you can join our Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop and take part in weekly meetings, camps, hikes & all the other things we get up to.  Everyone is welcome.

If “weekly meetings" sound boring, then think again!  We give you the chance to develop #SkillsForLife by having FUN.  You get the chance to participate in a huge range of activities and games in both small and large groups.  This would be a very long webpage if we listed all the different things you can do!  And, as we're keen to give our young members a chance to voice their opinions, then some of these activities are those you suggest…

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts run at different times and have dedicated adult leaders.  The Scout group is managed & run by the Executive Committee, under Charity Commission guidelines as well as those of the Scout Association.  All the adults are DBS-checked volunteers, undertaking Scout training, willingly giving our time to make Scouts one of the best places to learn new skills, make friends and have amazing adventures.

Very happy to be nominated as a “local hero" by North West Leicestershire district council in January 2021 for continuing to support families by running Scouts online during the pandemic.

Who’s Who 2021

  • Group Scout Leader – Jacqui Bell
  • Chair – Ed Starkey
  • Secretary – Kaf Atubra
  • Treasurer – Rebecca Benfield
  • Quartermaster – Andy Coker
  • Buildings Officer & Assistant Scout Leader – Andrew Perry
  • Scout Section Leader – John Munslow
  • Cub Scout Section Leader – Caroline Fraser
  • Beaver Scout Section Leader – Rachel Dale