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Ben Rhydding (De Mohicanen) Scout & Guide Group

Ben Rhydding (De Mohicanen) Scout & Guide HQ

Ben Rhydding (De Mohicanen) Scout & Guide HQ

Ben Rhydding (De Mohicanen) Scout & Guide Group is one of the largest Scouting and Guiding groups in Yorkshire with over 250 young people active in the various sections.  Section meetings are held at the Group Headquarters in the picturesque village of Ben Rhydding in West Yorkshire.

There are a number of different sections to the Group including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides.  There is also an Explorer unit for older Scouts and Guides.  Each section has their own meetings and activities organised by teams of dedicated leaders and helpers.

An Executive committee made up of leaders and parents supports the Sections in their activities and programmes and has overall control of the HQ building, including maintenance and the finances.  The Ben Rhydding Scout and Guide Group is made up of a conglomeration of 1st Ben Rhydding Cubs, 1st Ben Rhydding Scouts, 2nd Ilkley Brownies, 2nd Ilkley Guides and an Explorer section.

Ben Rhydding Scout and Guide Group is particularly proud of the link it has with a Dutch Scout and Guide group in the Hague.  This is where the De Mohicanen comes from in the Group name.  the two groups hold joint summer camps two out of every 3 years (one in England and one in Holland).

The Group also maintains a hostel on the slopes of Whernside above Kettlewell.  This hostel is known as Hag Dyke.  Further information regarding Hag Dyke is available on this website.

This website contains information on the various sections that meet (including their activities), the activities of the Exec Committee, and details of how you can get involved with the Group. 

Please have a look around.