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?

3 months ago

Safety, Safeguarding and First Response Compliance....Have you had an e-mail from Headquarters? As I write this across Central Yorkshire we have:270 Adults with overdue Safeguarding229 Adults with overdue Safety270 Adults with overdue First Response.Safety and Safeguarding are online so within your gift to make sure you are compliant.First Response...this weekend we have offered/are offering 60 places to complete your learning.....today we've had a 25% no show which means you are at risk of not being compliant by 31st January. COMPLIANCE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY....later today I will publish some further places on 20th November 2021. Please be proactive.AlisonAlison FellDeputy County Commissioner (People) ... See MoreSee Less
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PLP evenings and 10a available please see county website for details, please ensure mandatory training is up to date prior to starting back, there is information regarding first response on the site tooHers looking forward to the future 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

Calderdrift has reopened to Scout and Guide visitors for daytime and evening visits.Visit our website www.wakefieldscoutscalderdrift.org.uk to make your booking!South Leeds & Morley Scout District, Barnsley Scouts, Huddersfield South East Scouts, Pontefract & Castleford Scout District, Central Yorkshire Scouts ... See MoreSee Less
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Orders need going in for the spring activity day boxes, am willing to collect and distribute using government guidelines ... See MoreSee Less
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Sign up to our #RaceRoundTheWorld by 21 November and you’ll be in with a chance to win one of 15 badges signed by our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls! Sign up at scouts.org.uk/raceroundtheworld. See the Ts and Cs here: bit.ly/32KcSla ... See MoreSee Less
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