Who are we?
We are a long established Scout Group in North Wales within the Flintshire Scout District. Our membership is from the local area of Hawarden, Ewloe and surrounding areas. We currently run Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout sections within the Scout Group and host the Gladstone Explorer Unit. Our leaders and helpers also live in the local area and are a set of volunteers with diverse skills to enable the Group to offer the young people lots of opportunities to develop.
What do we do
Scouting in Hawarden offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to 70+ girls and boys in the local area. Offering of lots of different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water activities, Scouting helps 6-25 year old's grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of our community.
Since the birth of Scouting over a hundred years ago, a small Troop of young people formed up at St Deiniols Library in Hawarden under the 'Knutsford Test School' which operated there at the time. It was these young people who formed the basis of what we are today. There has been a long association as a 'Open Sponsored Group' with St Deiniols Church in Hawarden over the years, when we were known as St Deiniols Boy Scouts. The older boys were known as Rover Scouts and soon younger boys were able to join, so as Scouting developed, the Wolf Cub section was added and we became St Deiniols Scouts and Cubs. In the 1970's the association with St Deiniols Church had diminished and we became an 'Open Group' and the 1st Hawarden Scout Group name came into being, when we had Cub Scouts, Scouts and Venture Scouts in the Group, all meeting at a new Scout Headquarters on Gladstone Playing Fields. In the mid 1980's Beaver Scouting started up and another section was born. Beaver Scouts now form the starting point in the Group, enabling young people from the local area to enjoy Scouting.
Volunteers form the basis of our Scout Group. From the leadership team through to the support and fundraising activities that we do on a regular basis. If you feel the need to try something different, come and join us! Check out our volunteering section for more details. Everyone who helps out within the Group all have day jobs and come from many different backgrounds. They all have skills to offer, even if they didn't know it before they volunteered. Volunteering in Scouting helps everyone to develop, not just the young people! In Hawarden Group, we offer free training and uniform if that is the way that you want to come and help. Other roles supporting the running of the Group are always open to volunteers. Remember, many hands make light work.
The Scout Association is a registered charity in the UK and part of a worldwide movement of 31 million Scouts working for peace and global friendship. There are many ways to get involved with Scouting, to suit you. Have a look at our volunteering section for more details. In Hawarden, we have a waiting list for young people who want to get involved in Scouting. The reason for this, is to ensure the leaders of the different sections can manage the young people, so the Beavers have a much tighter Leaders to young person ratio than for instance the Explorer Scouts. If you want to register your child with the Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide some basic details such as name/d.o.b./age/phone number/email address and we'll pass the details onto the relevant section leader, who will acknowledge your enquiry.
Here are just a few people that help makes the Hawarden Scouts Group what it is...