Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean Scout District is in a corner of Gloucestershire, tucked away between the rivers Wye and Severn. The Forest District is a magical place, in beautiful and extraordinary surroundings.
It is a fantastic location for Scouting, the Forest has many miles of Forest footpath walks and dedicated cycle routes, but it also has great opportunities for other activities from canoeing miles on the Wye, or Mallards Pike, to climbing and abseiling, raft building and high wire courses. Perfect for scouting.
The District is well spread out, with groups in most towns, and quite active with a variety of District activities such as: Water Days, Backwoods Challenge, Cooking Competitions, Swimming/5-a-side/Archery competitions, District Badge weekends, and so on.
Now you're here, wander around and have a look, or contact us using the form here.
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We have been looking for a new volunteer District Commissioner. We are coming close to the end of the process (we think).
Nominations for the role have been received and a choice of individuals have been submitted to the County Commissioner for consideration.
Paul Trott is handing over to the incoming acting County Commissioner, Lewis Dangerfield, this week so it is likely to be a week or two (ish) before we hear anything back.
The Forest of Dean District campsite is in a corner of Lydney Deerpark. It is available for Scout/Guide camps of any duration, even just an overnight stay. The season starts on Good Friday each year and runs through to August Bank Holiday. Booking can take place at any time, with a £20 deposit, but we need to give at least 5 weeks notice of a booking. Enquiries to the Warden can be made via the "contact us" form.
Seriously good fun, never mind the weather.