1A_slanted_logo_150x150.pngWelcome to our scout group

1st Aylburton & Lydney Scout Group is based in the town of Lydney, on the corner of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

We are a constantly growing, family friendly, group with over 100 girls and boys in 5 growing co-ed sections:

  • Two Beaver Colonies for 36 young people aged 6-8
  • Two Cub Packs for 48 young people aged 8-10½
  • A Scout Troop for 30-40 young people aged 10½-14

Our sections meet in various places in Aylburton and Lydney.  Through the Winter and Spring terms the Scout Troop and a Cub Pack meets in Lydney at Severnbanks School, a Beaver Colony and the other Cub Pack meet at Primrose Hill Academy, the other Beaver Colony meets in Aylburton Village Hall.

Summer is our favourite term, when all sections meet in Lydney Deer park, behind Taurus Crafts, between Aylburton and Lydney.

The section meetings are run by an all volunteer Adult Leadership team, supported by regular parent assistants, with a parent rota. An Executive Committee oversees the effective running of the Group.

Would you like to know more about what we do?

Have a look at our recent news in the blog and for more information visit "about".

Want to know more about scouting in general?

For more information about scouting, you can visit:

Want to join?

Please get your name on our waiting list early. We are a very popular group and if you wait you might miss out.  To join our waiting list,  fill in the form on our contacts page, but please don’t just turn up on the night!

Need uniform or scout clothing?

Use the new Forest of Dean Shop

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Fantastic 2016 & 2017

The last 18 months have been very busy, with several "firsts" for our team.  We've held several camps with a difference: our Scouts have camped at new venues several times, our Cubs Sixers and Seconders had an urban camp at 2nd Worcester Scouts HQ (the first outside our County or local area for a long while).

We qualified several airgun instructors last year and have developed proficient target shooters having sent two scout teams to take part in the County Shooting Competition, coming 1st and 4th, with one of our scouts taking the top shot.  We also took a team to Bisley to the National Scout Target Shooting competition and did pretty well. We had top shot in the District competition this year too.

Our Cubs joined the County Camp at Kidderminster to celebrate 100 years of cubs last year.

Probably the most exciting event was taking a handful of Scouts to France to visit the Somme (and EuroDisney) for a long weekend in 2016.

This year has seen a handful of camps, with more to come.

Click on the dates for details. Sometimes it can be a bit "last minute" but keep logging in to keep abreast of details.  Try following us on twitter for updates, and parents in the group can visit our facebook page.   We've added pictures from several activities to our facebook group, available to those who are members of the group.

What's Happening?

(Click on the grey dates for info)