About us

The Scouts are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation; Ardnavally: The Tree Under The Hill, is one of the campsites available for Scouts and other Youth organisations to use and embrace the great outdoors

About Us

About Ardnavally:

Ardnavally Outdoor Scout Centre was founded in 1971, and since then has proven very popular with various different organisations – both locally and nationally.

The site is located in the leafy suburbs of Belfast within easy reach of local airports and ferry terminals., and covers approximately 10 acres with two multi-purpose buildings and numerous campsites located in a well-established woodland, giving campers a secluded experience.

Ardnavally Outdoor Scout Centre is owned by the Lagan District Scout Council and run by the Ardnavally Management Committee.

About Lagan District Scouts:

Situated within Belfast, Lagan District facilitates Groups within the areas of: Stranmillis, Castlereagh, Malone, Newtownbreda, Ormeau, Rosetta, Saintfield Road, Finaghy, and Shaws Bridge.

One out of four Districts within Belfast County; Lagan District provides the opportunity to over 1000 young people to enjoy new adventures; new experiences; the opportunity to interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

For all joining enquiries, please go to our Contact page!

About Scouts:

Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. It offers 4 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls