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Being a Scout

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 we give almost half a million 6-25 year olds across the UK 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.


Find out how to achieve the very highest awards available within Scouting, and access relevant resources to support you.

Young Leaders

Young Leaders are aged 14 to 18 and volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop.

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