What do Scouts do?

Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills.

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 4-25 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.

Scout Canoeing

All about badges

With over 200 badges, there’s plenty to choose from. Earn them and then show them off!

Find out about our amazing badges



Squirrels is a completely new provision, launched in September 2021, for 4 to 6 years.

Find out about Squirrels

Leader Supporting Beavers


Beavers is for 6 to 8 years and is the opportunity to make new friends and have new adventures.

Find out about Beavers

Two Cubs in Helmets Celebrating


Develop new skills and soar to great heights with Cubs, for 8 to 10½ years.

Find out about Cubs



Scouts is for 10½ to 14 years, with new challenges and new adventures.

Find out about Scouts

Explorers Teamwork


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

Find out about Explorers

Explorers Obstacle Course


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

Find out about Network

Leader and Squirrels


Share your skills and gain news ones as a volunteer.

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