CHRISTMAS is approaching, and Hereford's scouts are ready and waiting to deliver cards across the city.

Hereford's Scout Post will be marking its 40th year of deliveries this year, having missed a year in 2022 due to Covid, after launching in the city in 1982.

Scouts from six groups will be collecting cards in Hereford.

Hereford group scout leader Chris 'Tosh' Ruffe said collections are sadly unable to match the price of 1982, when it cost just 3p to send a card, with each card costing 45p to send this year.

"While there are only six scout groups involved now, it is great to see the people of Hereford and surrounding areas still supporting us," he said. 

"We have made many friends over the years, and we would really like to increase the number of cards collected this year."


"2024 will be a special year for scouting in Herefordshire with the completion of Scout’s Corner, South Marches Scouts District Headquarters. This project was also being spoken about in 1982, so it shows that all things come to those who wait!"

Christmas card collections will take place at the following locations:

1st Holmer
Co-op Super Market Grandstand Road and the Scout Hut, Highmore Street 

  • December 2: 9am to 4pm
  • December 3: 10am to 4pm
  • December 9: 9am to 4pm
  • December 10: 10am to 4pm

1st Hereford

  • December 2: 9am to 3pm 
  • December 3: 10am to 4pm
  • December 9: 9am to 3pm 
  • December 10: 10am to 4pm 

Whitehouse Hub 

  • December 9: 10am to 4pm

7th Tupsley
Tupsley Scout HQ Wellington Place and Hampton Dene Pharmacy Gorsty Lane

  • December 2: 8am to 4pm
  • December 9: 8am to 4pm

The Rose & Crown Ledbury Road and The Cock of Tupsley Hampton Dene Road

  • December 11

Brookfield Veterinary Practice Old Eign Hill

  • December 12: 8am to 4pm

22nd Hereford
Putson Shops by Stokes and Redhill Layby (Mayberry Avenue)

  • December 2: 9am to 3pm 
  • December 3: 9am to 3pm
  • December 9: 9am to 3pm 
  • December 10: 9am to 3pm

10th Whitecross

  • December 2: 9am to 5pm
  • December 3: 10am to 4pm

4th Hereford St Martins 
High Town, between Old House and Bull 

  • December 2: 8am to 4pm
  • December 9: 8am to 4pm

Tesco Belmont 

  • December 2: 8am to 5pm 
  • December 3: 9.30am to 4pm
  • December 9: 8am to 5pm 
  • December 10: 9.30am to 4pm

St Martins Church Hall and The Scout Hut, Blackmarston Road, Hunderton

  • December 2: 9am to 4pm  
  • December 3: 9am to 4pm

The Scout Hut, Blackmarston Road, Hunderton

  • December 12: 9am to 5pm

Daily collection points (when open) to December 12 at 2pm

  • Mailes Butchers, Butter Market 
  • St Martins Church Office 
  • Newton Farm Information Centre, The Oval
  • The Library, Friar Street 
  • Hereford Town Hall (Tourist Information)