About Us

Our district is just one of the 18 districts that there are in the Hertfordshire County. Our district covers Letchworth, Baldock, Ashwell and the surrounding villages.

Letchworth, Baldock and Ashwell District was formed in 1945.

Every week we have over 700 young people aged between 6 and 18 participating in scouting. Everyone from different faiths, backgrounds and abilities join in and enjoy the fun and challenges that scouting has to offer. Scouting helps young people and adults to reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, leadership, time management, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation and many more fantastic qualities and skills. Scouting will help everyone to get jobs, save lives and change the world. Not only do we focus on giving the young people the adventures of a lifetime, but we also focus on the adults as well. Adding to your skills and finding new interests that you may never had thought of.

Within our district we have 9 Scout Groups, 1 Explorer Unit, 1 Scout Network Unit and a Scout Active Support Unit. Plus lots of other adult volunteers behind the scenes to make sure your young people get the scouting experience that they deserve.

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.