Welcome to Our Adventure

Blandford Scout Group was founded in 1910 and has grown over the years to it's current strength.

Many young people and adults from Blandford and the surrounding area enjoy their Scouting adventure with us!

We are inclusive to any gender, religion and support those with additional needs.

The whole 'Group' incorporates:

2x Beaver Scout  Colonies 

Deer Park & Riversdale

2x Cub Scout Packs 

Shottsford & Portman

1x Scout Troop 

Stour Valley

Plus the Executive Committee

who help maintain the hut, equipment, safety and accounting

All details about each section is below

The Group is led by a Scout Group Leader (GSL)

Sam Elliott

email: blandfordscoutgroup@gmail.com


No adults get paid for Scouting in Blandford

(Explorer Scouts aged 14-18 years old meet at our HQ but are run from a District level, if you contact us we can pass on details to Explorer Leaders)

Our Sections of Scouting

Beaver Scouts



Cub Scouts


AGED 8 - 10 ½ YEARS



AGED 10½ and 14 YEARS

Our Headquarters


We are a very privileged Scout group to have our own Hut and Grounds.

We hire out the HQ to the local community.


Doughnut AGM 2019!


Thank you to all the families that came to support his years AGM! Due to the rain we had to change plans of outdoor relay games to a beetledrive indoors. It's great to start a new year with all key committee roles filled and we had another parent offer to join the committee

Cape to Cape the Grand Tour


A spectacle of more than 40 classic cars competed in a grand odyssey of a rally which began at Cape Trafalgar in Spain. Lots of Scouts turned up to show support in welcoming the cars as they passed through Blandford.


Georgian Fayre 2019


This year we were in The Crown garden which was great. Lots of visitors to the stall. We had the biggest tombola we have ever seen!

Thank you to all adults and Scouts that helped out throughout the day!

St George's Celebrations 2019


Due to no District plans to celebrate St George's day we put on a great event at the hut. 5 different activity bases and hot dog snack! 86 Scouts attended the event along with some Beavers from Winterborne Whitechurch.

Town Council Easter Egg Hunt


Blandford Town Council invited us to serve refreshments for their Easter Egg Hunt event during the Easter holidays.

Big thank you to the Beavers that helped at this event, it was a lovely couple of hours in the Woodhouse Gardens!

Mayor's Scout


The outgoing Mayor, Cllr Roger Carter thanked Owen Brightman for Mayors Scout 2018-2019.

Cllr Lynn Lindsay the new mayor for 2019-2020 presented Abigail Wheeler with her sash as she was chosen to be Mayors Scout

a big thank you! - Volunteers week 2019


Blandford Scout Group has grown so much in the last few years. We are preparing more young people with #SkillsForLife.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the leaders and committee members who do so much to ensure that the young people of Blandford Scout Group have a great experience of Scouting!

I hope the next year continues to be full of FUN, ADVENTURE and LAUGHS!


Find out which role would best suit you if you were to volunteer in any of our Scout sections


History of Blandford Scout Group

Members of Blandford Scout Group can be identified by their distinctive black and gold edged neckerchiefs.

Our Group badge depicts the Pump House, built by the Bastard Brothers in 1760, after the fire of 1731, so that water would be available to the town. The building within is our Scout HQ. The orange at the top is the glow of the 1731 fire, the green below is the water meadows and the blue wavy line is the river Stour which passes through Blandford town.

Articles from 1910

We have copies of a couple of articles from 1st Blandford Troop in 1910. If you have any lovely stories or history of the Scout Group do get in touch, anything from 1910 to the present day is welcome!