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Scouting at Home

For updates and ideas on activities at home during the suspension of face to face activities, click here.

District Meetings

Download the programme of meetings here.

Coming Events

Information on particular events (information for those taking part, consent forms etc) is posted here.

Paddle Sports at the Riverside Centre, Chester – Wednesday evenings

Bookings are now open for the Scout and Explorer Scout Sections for an evening’s paddle sport activity at Chester’s Riverside Centre at Queen’s Park. Sessions will be restricted to one group only.

The sessions will run from 6.30 to about 8.30 pm on Wednesdays until early July. Groups of youth members can be any number, to a maximum of 15 participants (this is because of equipment availability and supervision needs, not Covid-19).

There is no access to changing facilities at the moment, so come changed and be prepared to either go home wet or discreetly change at the car park.

Bookings can be made by emailing Alan Reay. Provide  a couple of options for the date, in case your first preference is already booked. Contact Alan at He will confirm the date and send copies of the approved Covid risk assessment and a consent and general information sheet.


  • How much does it cost? We are charging £5.00 a head irrespective of group size. Cash only
  • Are the bell boats available? Sorry, at the moment the bell boats are not available
  • Can Leaders take part? Yes, and they are additional to the 15-person limit on youth members
  • What about Beavers/Cubs? Sorry, we do not have suitably sized boats for Beavers/Cubs
  • What activities are available? We can offer paddle board or canoe/kayak activities
  • Can I book for a day other than Wednesday? Sorry, we have the centre booked for Wednesday evenings only

Laser Shooting for Cub Scouts, 17 and 18 July, Sandstone Group headquarters

Each Group will be able to book one session for 20 people during daytime only. Details have been sent direct to Cub Packs. Details have been sent direct to Cub Packs. Contact Tim McLachlan – – for any queries.

Download the documents:

Damboree – Chester District’s camp for Beavers and Cubs (check eUPDATE)



Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls