What we do in Scouting

Every year we help over 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.

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Scouting in West Yorkshire

As a county we help over 8000 young people and are supported by over 3000 adults. We have 14 districts and our county extends from Ilkey in the north to Huddersfield in the south and Halifax in West to Dewsbury in the East. We have a diverse range of areas including inner city Bradford to the countryside in the Aire Valley.

To support the programme we have over 10 activity centres and campsites dotted all over the county and some a bit further afield.

Our adults are supported through our adult training, and our young leaders through a dedicated young leader programme.


  • National HonoursNational Honours

    Absolutely fantastic to see our West Yorkshire Scout President Kim Leadbeater and our former County Commissioner / County Vice President ...

  • New President and Vice Presidents AnnouncedNew President and Vice Presidents Announced

    Message from our County Commissioner : Hi All, Following the County AGM on Thursday, It gives me great pleasure and immense honour ...

  • Support us on AmazonSupport us on Amazon

    By purchasing through Amazon (via this link) you can support West Yorkshire Scouts. Please click through to support us Thank you for ...


  • Hamish’s 10 Photo ChallengesHamish's 10 Photo Challenges

    For those who want to take part in the photo challenge to take pictures of Hamish in his 10 favourite ...

  • Hamish’s Snowman TrailHamish’s Snowman Trail

    Hamish the snowman posters will begin to appear across the county in shop windows and other public spaces.   From Dec ...

  • Snowman ChallengeSnowman Challenge

     – A fun challenge to get your young people out and about   Hamish the snowman’s adventures Participants are encouraged to create their ...

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