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Race Round The World

Join our #RaceRoundTheWorld: an epic, sponsored challenge to raise money for 500+ Scout Groups hit hardest by COVID-19

25137 mi.

1. Scouts
£56861 raised

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24315 mi.

2. Beavers
£42057 raised

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24124 mi.

3. Cubs
£55760 raised

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21729 mi.

4. EN+
£16961 raised

Join this team

£171639 in total so far!

Take part in #RaceRoundTheWorld

COVID-19 is the biggest crisis we’ve faced in a generation. Now, over 500 Scout groups – many of them based in communities that were already made vulnerable before the virus hit – are struggling to make ends meet. If they close their doors, thousands of young people will miss out on all the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring, precisely when they need us most. We’re asking everyone – including young people and their families, volunteers, and former Scouts – to sign up and join one of four teams as we #RaceRoundTheWorld. The four teams are racing each other to see who can be the first to travel the 43,000 miles to get round the world. Everyone who takes part will be following our route at least once, though we’re encouraging everyone to take on as many miles as they can manage!

Log your miles

What team are you a part of?

Join a team now!

Beavers and their leaders

Led by Ellie Simmonds and Tim Peake

Join Team Beavers >

Cubs and their leaders

Led by Helen Glover and Steve Backshall

Join Team Cubs >

Scouts and their leaders

Led by Ed Stafford and Saray Khumalo

Join Team Scouts >

Explorers, Network members and their leaders

(plus volunteers, alumni and staff)

Led by Dwayne Fields and Megan Hine

Join Explorers Network+ >


Our target is to raise over £300,000 for the 500+ Groups at risk of closing. Once you’re all signed up and raring to go, go, go, simply:

1. Travel a mile or more (you don’t have to physically complete your miles – have a look at other fun activities you could try)
2. Get sponsored
3. Log your miles (and help your team get all the way round the world!)
4. Tag us with #RaceRoundTheWorld on social media to show us how you’re doing (and help spread the word far and wide!)

Everyone can join in. Even if your Scout group is not taking part, you can join in at home. Please note, you must be 13 or over to setup a fundraising page. If you’re younger, parents/carers will need to do this on your behalf.


Latest updates

Join our Sprint Day on 6 December to make sure we get to the finish line

Are you halfway to your target? Download a post to share on social media!

Have you nearly reached your target? Download this post to share on social media!

#RaceRoundTheWorld donations will be match funded by one of our major supporters!

Nine ways to supercharge your fundraising

#RaceRoundTheWorld activities

With brand new (socially distanced/online) ideas sourced from our global Scouts family, and loads of accessible ideas on how everyone can join in!

View the sessions >
Get the badge

Everyone who takes part in the race can earn their #RaceRoundTheWorld badge. You can also order a Team badge, to help drum up excitement and show your allegiance!

Pre-order now >

Special awards

At the end of the race, we’ll be giving out some extra special awards to teams and individuals who went the extra mile.

Check out the awards!
More info