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About Us

The current Eden Scout District was created in 2002. The District is responsible for its own management, with an active District Team looking after the Scouting programme and a strong District Executive Committee (the District Trustees) raising & managing the necessary funds.

From 2002 to 2005, the District was coterminous with the area of the Eden District Council: the Scout Group in Keswick joined the District in October 2005. Between 2000 and 2008 the numbers of young people and volunteer adults in the District more than tripled, and it has remained at roughly the same level since. With more Leaders we could grow our Beaver Colonies and Cub Scout Packs. Adventurous activities and lively programmes for the older age groups keep numbers up in our Scout Troops and Explorer Units. We are - in area - the largest Scout District in England.

Many of our activities, and our training and recruitment programmes for young people and new Leaders, have been assisted by generous financial support from a range of local Trusts, and from the local committee of the Cumbria County Council.  The District is very grateful for this support, without which its continued successful provision of Scouting for the young people of Eden would have been much more difficult.