The City of Hull District is a thriving district, providing excellent Scouting to young people, whilst not forgetting that the adults need some down time too. The district have a very busy activity calendar which is managed by the District Team and includes social events for adults and their families.
Led by the District Commissioner (Local Scouting Manager), Gary McCune, Scouting in Hull is opening the door to more young people every single week. The groups within the District run an excellent varied and active programme ensuring that young people have a great time within Scouting.
in the last couple of years, we have held a number of weekends away, some for fun and some more competitive. We have visited the Stockeld Park and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, had a sleepover at The Deep and held a number of events to encourage groups to get involved in what we do. These have included Dodgeball, Indoor Football, Archery, a Raft Race, along with visits to the pantomime and soft play centres.
2017 is planned to be similar with our busy District Calendar, giving many opportunities to the young people involved in Scouting within Hull.
The City of Hull district covers the entire area within the City of Hull Boundary. Outside of this, to the east is South Holderness District and to the west is Blacktoft Beacon District.
At the 2016 census, the district had 950 members, made up of 760 young people and 200 adults. During the year 2015-16 this represented a growth in young people of 7%. Since then the district have been working hard to launch new sections and groups and to date have opened twelve new sections and relaunched four others in groups that needed a refreshed approach to Scouting.
Previously made up of three districts (East, North and West Hull), following a national boundary review in 2011/12, the three districts were brought together to maximise the opportunities that could be provided to young people whilst removing the need for a number of volunteers at the district level. This meant there could be a greater focus on doing what we do best - delivering Scouting to young people.
Since the merger we have also undertaken a project to build up relationships with local businesses, the city council and organisations to support Scouting in Hull. We have produced a calendar of events for our members both young and old to be involved with - Who is to say that fun has to stop just because you get older!