About us

Bedford and Ouse Valley District is one of seven Scout Districts in Bedfordshire.

About Us

Bedford and Ouse Valley District is one of six Scout Districts in Bedfordshire.

Our District has seventeen Scout Groups based in the towns of Bedford and the surrounding villages along the River Great Ouse valley.

Scouting is open to everyone, and each week 1000 young members between the ages of 4 to 18 enjoy an active programme within their Groups. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers, and the Network section for 18-25s provides a great transition while remaining in Scouting to adulthood.

All Groups in the District gather together in Bedford for St. Georges Day parade and activities. In addition the District Camp Site at Jordans Close in Great Barford, and the County Campsite at Leslie Sell Activity Centre in Bromham, are used to base District weekend activities through the year for sections.

The facilities located within District are able to offer water sports, archery, shooting, orienteering, climbing, assault course, camp-fire and backwoods cooking, hiking and camping or dormitory overnight stay.

This website contains useful information on our facilities, our Groups and the activities we undertake. There is also information on how you can make contact with the District or with a Group.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls