We are part of The Scouts, the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, skills for life and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities. Find out more about Scouting.
Locally we provide fun, challenge & adventure to over 800 young people across Wrexham County Borough. You can see the sort of activities we get up to be checking our Twitter feed, Facebook page, YouTube videos and Instagram pictures. Yes, we’re fully social media compliant!
Wrexham District is made up of 15 Scout Groups, catering for girls & boys aged 6-14, and 4 Explorer Scout Units for those aged 14-18 based in Coedpoeth, Bishop’s Own, Rhosnesni and Overton plus a Young Leaders’ Unit for 14-18 year olds who volunteer with the younger age ranges. Together with Flintshire, Llangollen and Vale of Clwyd Districts we are part of Clwyd Scout Area.
Our District headquarters is centrally located opposite Wrexham General Railway Station with adequate parking for your event or meeting, as well as being home for our District Scout Shop and Resource Centre.
Cox Wood is our District campsite and a real favourite with our members, be it for an evening lighting fires or a weekend adventure camp. It’s also available to book for external users.
Scouting locally is run totally by unpaid volunteers, supported by a small number of paid staff at UK Scout HQ in Gilwell Park.
We’re always looking for more of these amazing volunteers, so whether you’re an adult – or a teenager aged 14 to 18 – you can help us out, and get loads out of it yourself. However much time you have to give, whatever skills you have, we have a role for you!
Our District badge is light blue with a black border and features three of the Seven Wonders of Wales that are within our District – Gresford bells, St Giles Parish Church, and Overton yew trees. The yellow Y signifies Elihu Yale, who is buried in Wrexham, the green motte & bailey is from Erddig, and the golden lion and bishop’s croziers are from Wrexham County Borough’s coat of arms. It was designed in 1977 by Stuart Seller, a Scout from 1st Wrexham.