About us

Our thriving Scout Group fantastic opportunities for fun, learning and adventure through Scouting to boys and girls from 6 to 14 years in Bishops Lydeard and around.

About Us

Bishops Lydeard Scout Group is a thriving Group offering fantastic Scouting to boys and girls from 4 to 14 years.

We have a large enthusiastic leadership team which enables us to run a Squirrel Drey, 2 Beaver Colonies, 2 Cub Packs and 1 Scout Troop.

Our purpose-built scout hut and camp site is in constant use not only by our own sections, but by a group providing activities and care for vulnerable adults, and visiting Scout and Guide Groups.

At Bishops Lydeard Scout Group, we prepare young people with skills for life. Members learn survival skills, First Aid, cooking and even expedition skills that can lead on to Duke of Edinburgh Awards. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.

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The Programme

Our method for giving young people the opportunity to learn by doing is called the Programme. The Programme is a continuous progression of training, activities and awards that covers everything that young people do in Scouting from the age of 4 to 25.

The Scouting programme for all sections is based around three main themes: outdoor and adventure, world and skills. In each section a range of badges and awards are there to support all aspects of Scouting, including the three main themes as well as, leadership, teamwork and personal development. The programme is designed to be progressive through the sections to offer young people an appropriate level of challenge

Our commitment

In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Who can be a Scout?

Scouting is open to all young people aged 4 to 25 of every faith or none, and every background. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as Leaders, Assistants or Administrators.

We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

History of Bishops Lydeard Scouts

Our Group was one of the very earliest Scout Groups to be established. It was founded in 1908, just after Lord Baden-Powell organised the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island.

Our Scout Troop moved to its present site in the 1940’s, when it was fortunate enough to be given an old army Nissen hut erected by the Back family in the grounds of Lydeard House. With the use of an old quarry area and some woodland the site was set for what is now a flourishing Scout Group with two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs, and a Scout Troop.

Again we were well blessed when the Back family donated an adjoining field which became a car park and camping field. In addition the various owners, including the current ones, of Lydeard House have offered great support to the Group and have kindly allowed us to continue to use the old quarry and wooded area.

Truly a site to visit and a Group with a long past and a great future!

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