Ely District Scouts 

Providing Skills for Life!


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

We’re building a new district team…

We have vacancies for four new Deputy District Commissioner roles created to support our vision for scouting for the next 5 years.

“By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.”

Are you are passionate about the benefits of Scouting for young people? Do you believe you have the ability to work with other adult volunteers to deliver ‘skills for life’? Can you build strong teams of volunteers with the right skills to help us make Scouting available to more young people who want to join.

Applications/nominations are invited from/for suitably motivated adults to fill these senior management roles.

DDC Perception

DDC People

DDC Programme

DDC Growth & Development

Please download application packs from the links above which contain full role descriptions and application/nomination forms. Applications and nominations will be considered confidential during the shortlisting process.

Main Contact John Wells (Acting 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.