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What We Do

Scouts is all about fun, challenges and adventure.

We are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- 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.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

Adventure – The Core of Scouting

Through Adventure we challenge individuals to learn and experience new things, to enrich their lives and most importantly to have fun!

As scouts move through their adventure from Beavers going on their first sleepover to Explorers taking on a Young Leader role there are challenges to be faced, rewards to be had and badges to be earned.

Scouting does this through providing a balanced program to Young People. This helps leaders make sure that people get to the most out of their time in Scouting. It encourages them to enjoy their adventures in the outdoors and learn about their community and the wider world.

Scouting is a world wide family and when you become part of it you will make new friends, have memorable adventures and have loads of FUN!

The World Badge – Showing that you are part of the world wide family of Scouts