Welcome to our District

Here you will find information about our District, County and Scouting in general.  We hope you will enjoy the site and very importantly, we hope you will contribute.

About Pontefract & Castleford District

We offer Scouting to young people aged 6 to 25 years old plus there are opportunities for young people of any age to work and support our programmes. We currently offer Scouting to around 500 people in 7 Groups, 2 Explorer Scout Units, the District Scout Network and our Active Support Unit.

We currently have Groups meeting in Pontefract, Castleford, Fryston, Normanton, Altofts and Ackworth but also have plans to move into Hemsworth and South Elmsall over the next couple of years. Could you help?

Great to see our 1st Xscape Scouts Group Beavers going out there and giving back to their community! Why don't you find a group near you and see how you can get involved!#givingback #litterpick #cleancommunity #beavers #beaverscouts #castleford #scouts #scouting #belonging #fun #teamwork ... See MoreSee Less
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We hope everyone has a great Easter! Let us know what you get up to in the comments....#easter #easterholidays #scouts #eastereggs #holiday #fun #happyeaster #easterbunny #belonging #DoMore #BeMore #goodforyou ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you got a skill or knowledge you want to share with your local community? You can make a difference as a Scout Volunteer and help us build #SkillsForLife. We need enthusiastic people to support our young people as they discover the world around them. There's nothing more rewarding than feeling part of something really special and enjoying a sense of belonging.Our Scouts need adult volunteers like you so young people in the UK can enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills to make a positive contribution to society. We’re looking for men and women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to help deliver Scouting. You don’t have to have been a Scout yourself: we simply ask for enthusiasm, commitment, energy and a sense of fun.Visit our website to see where your nearest Scout group is today!pcdscouts.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know someone who is a volunteer at Scouts & helps other gain #SkillsForLife? Why not nominate them for the #PlatinumChampionsAward to show they are appreciated for making a difference!!#belonging #ScoutsUK #scouting #scouts #volunteer #SkillsForLife #YouShape #PlatinumJubilee #dedication #makingadifference #yorkshireDo you know a Scouts volunteer who’s shown outstanding dedication?The #PlatinumChampionsAwards, launched by Royal Voluntary Service, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and #TheBigJubileeLunch, is here to recognise the country’s volunteering spirit and the essential role volunteers play on a daily basis.Volunteers from any community, background or age can be nominated for an award. What’s more, some of the volunteers will then be invited to celebrate at the Big Jubilee Lunch in London on Sunday 5 June 2022!Find out more and make your nomination: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/platinum-champions-awards/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know we are now on Instagram & Twitter??You can drop us a follow @pcdscouts 😊 we'll be looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are very greatful for all the women that are serving within our district!! You really make the difference....#internationalwomensday #scouts #BreakTheBias #belong #family #volunteer #meaning #ScoutsUK ... See MoreSee Less
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Who will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year?!?We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Girlguiding to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year. We’ve created a special commemorative woven badge – a perfect souvenir of Her Majesty’s reign. shop.scouts.org.uk/new-in ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you ever wondered what Scout Groups are within our district? Our Scout Groups are:1st Xscape Scouts - Castleford1st Ackworth Scout Group1st Altofts Scouts Group1st Fryston Scouts Group1st Normanton Scouts1st Pontefract Scouts GroupTrinity Methodist Scouts GroupSee how you can join the Scouts today!! Visit pcdscouts.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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