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Welcome to the home of the 1st Upper Dearne Valley Navigators.



This site tells you about the heritage of the Group and the achievements of our leader team over the years. It highlights some of the skills and expertise that the team has to offer, to enable young people to access a safe and controlled experience of outdoor activities.

However, Navigators is also about socialising, about being part of a community, part of a family that cares. From the youngest member to the oldest Leader, we all care about what we are doing. We don't believe in barriers, we expect our young people to mix as widely as they can within the group.

The Group has Public Liability Insurance and all its Leaders are DBS checked through Kirklees Council ( an ongoing process). Additionally all activity leaders hold a 16 hour first aid certificate and all others hold a minimum of 6 hours first aid training.

1st Upper Dearne Valley Navigators is an independent scouting group and we are run completely by volunteers. No staff get paid, either at the Group or at headquarters. Our rules for operation are simple, we obey the law of the land and abide by any safety guidance given by adventurous activity national governing bodies.

Our aim is to provide a safe place for young people to experience challenges and opportunities. Anyone can join us, all adults must agree to a DBS check and any appropriate training as agreed with the group.