4th Ashby de la Zouch Scout Group offers Beavers, Cubs & Scouts to young people in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire. We also have members from Packington, Normanton le Heath, Heather, Osgathorpe, Moira, Coleorton and more.

Over 175 young people take part in regular meetings each week where we have fun and games and try new things. We also camp, a lot, and have activity sessions from canoeing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, potholing, orienteering and shooting.

During the last few years, we have grown capacity so we can take more young people than ever. Get in touch today to register your interest!

Our leaders are all volunteers, we rely on them and our parents to make all of this happen but it isn’t a chore. It’s a great deal of fun and incredibly rewarding. 4th Ashby Scout Group is itself a registered charity (No 1125053).

Formed in 1976, the group was initially the 4th Ashby (Baptist) Scout Group and then moved to the Methodist Chapel before settling in with Ashby (Hastings) Scout Group, the other group in town, in 2001.

We meet at The BP Shell Scout Centre, Wilfred Gardens, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2GX. We also make regular use of Willesley Scout Campsite.

Our numbers

On 31st January each year we complete an annual return to UK Scout Headquarters. Here, for those who may be interested, is a summary:

How we rank (2013 return):

  • 1st in district (Ashby and Coalville)
  • 6th in county (Leicestershire)
  • 14th in region (East Midlands)
  • 298th nationally

How we have changed over time:

How we compare to the national average (2013):

There are 7,242 groups in the UK which give a total of 534,610 members in them (433,850 young people and 100,760 adults and leaders)

Average Members Per Section

Section National Average 4th Ashby
Beavers 16.1 members 14.5 members
Cubs 18.9 members 31.5 members
Scouts 17.5 members 28 members

Nationally there is an average of 5.6 young people per leader. At 4th Ashby we had 8.6.


We will attempt to update this page in April/May when the data becomes available. Thanks to Marcus Humphrey, Chris Elmer, Ian Mallett and Simon Parr, all contributors on Escouts for their contributions to this data.