About Us

We currently have nine Scout groups, an Explorer Unit, a Scout Network Unit and a Scout Active Support section. In all, over 650 young people are active members of Scouting in our District supported by over 140 adult members.
The District Badge – often swapped – is composed of two lines, which represent two major trading routes which pass through our District. The east west line is the ancient Roman trading route – the Icknield Way – and the north south line is the busy modern Great North Road (A1M). The ash leaf represents the ancient Ash Forest, which used to cover our District and forms part of the name Ashwell.