Who we are

We are Yarnton Scout Group, part of the Scout Association, operating in Oxford Spires District and we are based in Mereton Way, Yarnton, Oxfordshire.

Yarnton Scout Group was originally formed over 50 years ago in Yarnton

Our group badge on the back of our scarves represents the “Y” from Yarnton as part of our group name, which we have due to our location.

Over the last few years, the group has grown to over seventy young people, spread over the Beaver, Cub, and Scout sections, and continues to prosper. We also host Explorers (Falcon Explorers 14-18) and Network (Notnray Network 18-25) but they are run by Oxford Spires District

The charity details of our group can be seen on the Charity Commission website.

We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

There are over 500,000 Scouts in the UK alone!

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

Find out More https://scouts.org.uk/what-we-do/