About Scouting -

If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life and you can benefit too.

Every year we help 400,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Scouting encourages young people from all backgrounds, male and female, to have self-belief and a voice. It helps them develop physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. We call this ‘everyday adventure’. They just call it fun.

Our young people take part in hundreds of activities like skateboarding, kayaking, camping, cycling and community projects. But they also get to find out what it means to take a risk, lead a team, make friends and discover that life is as much about possibilities as it is about challenges.  There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.

Of course, camping is something we do well, and spending time outdoors and under canvas is a big part of Scouting. A Scout camp is usually the first time that many young people stay away from home. But we’re about much more than the outdoors. We deliver a balanced programme of opportunities to our young people, and award-winning training to our adults.

Scouting is about meeting new friends, sharing adventures and making the most of life’s opportunities. We make it as easy and safe as possible for young people to push the boundaries of their own experience.

The Scouting formula is simple. Using volunteer adult leaders and basic facilities, young people develop trust, integrity and a spirit of adventure. Our Scouts are today’s happiest, healthiest and most productive citizens; some of them will be tomorrow’s leaders.