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About Scouts

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Every week across the UK, Scouts gives almost half a million 6-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

Sign up to help your child discover their ‘thing’: from abseiling to coding to performance art and everything in between.

Squirrels

Every week, Squirrels will gather to grow and learn their way through lots of different games and activities.

Squirrels can achieve anything they set their minds to – and they have lots of fun along the way.

Squirrels are for young people aged 4 to 6 years.

Beavers

Beavers is for 6 to 8 years and is the beginning of your adventures with Scouts!

Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.

Cubs

Develop new skills and soar to great heights with Cubs, for 8 to 10 1/2 years.

Every week, they gather in groups called Cub Packs to take part in lots of interesting and challenging activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.

Scouts

Scouts is for 10 1/2 to 14 years, with new challenges and new adventures.

Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Scout Troops to conquer the small task of changing the world.

Explorers

At Explorers, for 14 to 18 years, you’ll stand on your own two feet, and make memories.

Week in and week out, they gather in groups called Units to try new things, make new friends and conquer the small task of changing the world.

Network

Create, organise and take part in events and projects with other 18-25 year olds in Network.

Whether you’re completely new to Scouts or have been with us since you were 5 years old, joining is a great way to meet new people, seek out new challenges and see the world. Because being a grown up shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun.

Adult Volunteers

Share your skills and gain news ones as a volunteer.

Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in.

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