173rd Sheffield (Woodhouse) Scout Group

The 173rd  Sheffield (Woodhouse) Scout Group was reinstated in February 2017 after being closed several years ago. All 3 units – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – meet on Monday evenings at St James’ Church, Tithe Barn Road, Woodhouse.

Beavers is for boys and girls aged between 5 ¾ and 8 and meet between 5.30 – 6.45 pm

Cubs is for boys and girls aged between 8 and 10 1/2 and meet between 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Scouts is for boys and girls aged between 10 and 14 and meet between 7.30 – 9 pm

Each term costs £40 (or £10/month). Uniform is an extra £14-22, one-off payment.

Evenings are spent having fun, playing games and having adventures. We also develop our knowledge of the community, first aid, our local environment and nature. The programme of activities is super packed.

Each child is given the opportunity to go on a night away every year. We plan to camp twice a year and may also go away to a Youth Hostel or another residential experience. The cost of these events will vary. Some will be ‘back-to-basics’ and the others will include more adventurous activities.

Sometimes we go on special trips that are optional extras. This includes going to see sporting events, outdoor activities and trips to interesting places. There are also some great events put on by South Yorkshire Scouts, which are good value for money.

There has been incredible support, interest and engagement from the community since reforming the 173rd Scout Group. Combined with the recent increase in children wanting to participate in Scouts nationally, there is unfortunately a waiting list for Beavers, though a few places remain in Cubs and Scouts. The positive side is that there is the potential for growth – we currently have 9 adult volunteers but by recruiting more parent helpers and other volunteers, we could create an even more magical experience for children in Woodhouse.

We would like to thank “Churches Together (Woodhouse)” for all their help getting us started.  We could not have done it without their support.

If you would like more information on Beavers, Cubs or Scouts in 173rd Sheffield group, or if you would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Claire Williams on C.E.Allen@sheffield.ac.uk or 07931 969354