Ely District Scouts 



Ely District covers the City of Ely in Cambridgeshire, with its magnificent Cathedral, and surrounding Fenland towns and villages.  The district has 9 different Scout groups, 2 Explorer Scout Units and is home of the Chipmunks Network Scout Unit for 18-25 year olds.


About 500 youth members meet weekly in Ely district. They take part in a wide range of activities supported by an enthusiastic team of leaders and supporters who work together to ensure Scouting is both challenging and fun for the young people and adults alike


Main Contact Chris Beale (District Commissioner)  Email: DC@elydistrictscouts.org.uk   

Note: We are in Cambridgeshire in England not Cardiff in Wales :)

ELY District Scouts, Cambridgeshire (Reg. Charity: 301094)




DC’s Special Award

This new limited edition metallic version of our district badge can be awarded to youth members, leaders, supporters and others within our boundary at the DC’s discretion.

The badge will be presented with its certificate in a display frame suitable for non- uniformed recipients. For uniformed members, the badge may be worn in place  of the standard district badge.

You can’t ‘work towards’ or plan to gain this award. The badge can only be gained by nomination and is not intended to be given as further recognition for a scouting award that has already been made. The badge could just as easily be awarded for a spontaneous act of kindness as for a sustained contribution to scouting in Ely.

Examples that could be considered for the award are:

  • A scout keeping calm and taking the lead in a crisis.
  • A member of the public coming to the aid of a scout or scouter in difficulty.

This badge could also acknowledge and reward those who have gone the extra mile for scouting – there are many consistent supporters who don’t seek reward for what they do and often keep out of the limelight…

To nominate someone for this award, please email DC@elydistrictscouts.org.uk giving the name of the person and the reason you think they should receive the award.