About Us

Scouts prepare young people for Skills For Life

Each week Scouts gives almost half a million people aged 6-25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience & skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

What do Scouts do?

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.


There are lots of ways you can get involved, from helping out occasionally on a parent rota or volunteering your time as a leader to supporting local Scouting. Our volunteering opportunities are as varied as you! Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local village hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread for a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

Our Group

4th Ashby de la Zouch Scout Group offers Beavers, Cubs & Scouts to young people in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire. We also have members from Packington, Normanton le Heath, Heather, Osgathorpe, Moira, Coleorton and more.
Over 175 young people take part in regular meetings each week where we have fun and games and try new things. We also camp, a lot, and have activity sessions from canoeing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, potholing, orienteering and shooting.
During the last few years, we have grown capacity so we can take more young people than ever. Get in touch today to register your interest!
Our leaders are all volunteers, we rely on them and our parents to make all of this happen but it isn’t a chore. It’s a great deal of fun and incredibly rewarding.
4th Ashby Scout Group is itself a registered charity (No 1125053). Formed in 1976, the group was initially the 4th Ashby (Baptist) Scout Group and then moved to the Methodist Chapel before settling in with Ashby Hastings Scout Group, the other group in town, in 2001.  Since 2021, we meet at Donisthorpe Scout Centre, Church Street, Donisthorpe, DE12 7PX. We also make regular use of Willesley Scout Campsite.
Where are we?
Donisthorpe Scout Centre
3 Church Street
DE12 7PX
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