Scouts are a go-getting group of young people aged 10 ½ to 14 who:  

  • Master new skills and try new things 
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun and go on adventures, at home and abroad 
  • Explore the world around them 
  • Help others and make a difference, in their own communities and beyond 

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

What do Scouts get up to? 

Discovering the world 

Being a Scout is all about discovering the world on your own terms and making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are. 

Alongside your new friends, you’ll master the skills that’ll help you weather the storms of life, and try things you’d never get the chance to do at home or at school – working with trained volunteers to achieve whatever you set your mind to. 

Starting small, thinking big 

Scouts start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstops, confident in the knowledge that their daily actions add up. 

In a society that can often feel increasingly isolated and inward facing, Scouts build bridges and break barriers. 

Throughout history, they’ve played all sorts of useful roles in society, and this legacy continues today. 

Listening in, lending a hand 

Scouts seek out the answers to the big questions, and to the smaller questions that don’t seem to matter but really should. Most importantly, they say yes more often than they say no – whether they’re taking part in camp, Sailing the North Sea, making smores or rock climbing. 

Sound like fun? That’s because it is. All that’s missing is you.