St Chad's Woodseats

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Uniformed groups

St Chad's has both a Scout troop and a Girlguiding unit associated with the church.


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If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life and you can benefit too.

There are 450,000 young people (male and female) in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network.

At St Chad’s Scout Group we have Beavers, Cubs and Scouts with each section having its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.

Beavers (6–8) – Tuesday in St Chad’s Church House, Abbey Lane, 6.15-7.15pm with leader Cassandra Sampson

Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

Cubs (8-10½) – Thursday in Woodseats Methodist Church Hall, Holmhirst Road, 6.45-8.15pm with leader Richard Corcoran

A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.

Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.

Scouts (10½–14) – Wednesday in St Chad’s Church House, Abbey Lane, 7.30-9.15pm with leader Tony Mitchell

Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

Please visit the website at to find out more.


Girlguiding logoGirlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

Here at St Chads, we have Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger units, who meet weekly in our building, Church House, on Abbey Lane.  Girlguiding is all about fun, friendships and new experiences; whether your daughter already has a clear idea of what she wants to be when she grows up, or if she is still looking to find out, we'll be there to support you both on the journey. When your daughter becomes a RainbowBrownieGuide or Ranger she will join a group of girls her own age and will be led by our carefully trained and dedicated volunteers.  Whatever inspires your daughter, whatever her passions and interests, Girlguiding offers her the chance to develop her potential, make friends and have fun.

Please visit the website at to find out more and register  your daughter.