I am the Assistant Manager of the Cotswold Outdoor Store in Chester.

We offer a full range of support for Scout Groups in our area, please find attached a small document outlining what we can offer you as a company to help support the running of your group.

As a Scout Section Leader in Flintshire, I understand that replacing outdoor equipment can be a daunting challenge due to rising costs and a large range of options available. We hope to be able to assist as best we can.

If you have any further questions regarding the enclosed, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01244 400204, or by email at james.reynolds@cotswoldoutdoor.com

James Reynolds
Flintshire Scouts
Cotswold Outdoor Chester


Although we are no longer the ‘recommended kit supplier’ for The Scout Association, we still offer the same discount to both Youth Members and leaders/volunteers. Youth Members are able to get themselves 15% off full price items and leaders/ volunteers are able to get 20% off full price items. We will also price match any UK based retailer for the same item, on top of this, through ourselves, you will receive a 2 year warranty on any item that is purchased through our ‘Explore More’ Scheme.

Range of Stock

Just a quick scan through our website shows the enormous range of outdoor equipment we can supply. On top of this, we are able to ‘Special Order’ stock directly from suppliers, so even if something you want is not showing as available, it is highly likely we will still be able to get it.

Kit Talks

Something we are proud to offer is our kit talks, we are able to open our shop up to you, after hours to take your Young People s through everything they need to have a safe and enjoyable adventure, whether that be a local camping trip or their DofE. We can talk through all the pro’s and con’s of different items and will let the participants have free roam of the store to try anything they like out.

Free Fitting Services

Something we pride ourselves on in Cotswold Outdoor, is the free fitting services we provide to any customer. We are highly trained to be able to accurately fit Boots and Rucksacks. Fit is absolutely paramount to having a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor experience, something we understand first hand, so we can offer the necessary advice needed.

Bulk Order Discounts

We deal with many schools/ youth groups in the Chester area, we can personally build you a quote based on what you need for your group, whether it be a small order for topping up on perishables, or whether it be a large order replacing tents or kit bags, we will always provide a competitive quote. On top of this, our price match offer will always apply, so we will always endeavour to beat any quote you receive.


Our staff spend most of their free time in the outdoors, so we are always using the equipment we sell first hand, so we are able to offer unrivalled advice on what is best for your group. We also have a qualified mountain leader, a British Canoeing Qualified Coach, Scout Leaders, Runners, Long Distance Walkers and many more, all of this culminating in a wealth of knowledge when it comes to outdoor equipment.