Skip to main content
Beavers (6-8 years)
Try new things, make friends
Cubs (8-10½ years)
Master new skills, have adventures
Scouts (10½-14 years)
Explore the world, challenge yourself
Explorers (14-18 years)
Take the lead, embrace change
Network (18-25 years)
Be the best you can be
Share your skills, gain new ones
Help us reach more young people
Info for parents
What do Scouts do?
Gain skills for life
The Great Indoors
Activities to do at home
All about badges
Earn them and show them off
Uniform and costs
Feel part of the group
Keeping young people safe
Safety and safeguarding
Scouts with additional needs
Accessibility for all
Become a volunteer
Help at your local group
Info for volunteers
Scouts at home
Keep the Scouts' spirit going
Running your section
Get practical advice and guidance
Staying safe and safeguarding
Look after each other
Running things locally
Manage and govern
Get more people involved
Learning, development and awards
Develop yourself and others
Following rules and policies
POR (Policy, Organisation and Rules) and other key policies
Our activity centres
Unity Insurance Services
Our vision and strategy
Delivering Skills for Life
Our impact and reports
How we're doing
Meet the team
Stay up to date
Upcoming local and national events
Work with us
Organisations supporting Scouts
Changing our world
Remembering the past, embracing the future
Data and website policies
Get in touch
Contact our head office
I’m looking for
that can be done
in any setting
at a centre
Hedgehogs - Early years pilot
We’ve found 328 activities:
Use coding skills and compass directions to help a ScoutBot get to camp.
Magnetise before your eyes to create real working compasses from scratch!
Navigate a route designed by your group and work out the shape from where you’ve walked.
1 hr 30
You’ve got lots of dots to plot your way through in these small, indoor orienteering courses.
See, show and shape cardboard contour lines from maps as we make a 3D model of the landscape.
Cookies with character
Decorate your own happy cookie characters.
Use a map of the UK to work out which planets go where, as we explore the wonders of our solar system.
Collect stars as you zoom through this athletic astronomical adventure.
Craft a camp blanket
Make a camp blanket to reflect your Scouts journey so far – and plan adventures yet to come.
Create a campsite
Use Scratch, a digital coding program, to create your own digital art.
Create a planetscape
Explore the impact meteorite showers have on Earth by recreating some mighty impacts of your own!
UK Space Agency
Learn how to compost your food and garden waste.
Create your own cress creatures and watch them grow.
Shape some new wonders of the natural world in your meeting place, by creating some sparkling crystals and geodes.
Use these tips to make a safety poster you can be proud of.
Dear future me
What does the future hold? Use your imagination to hope for the best and send a postcard to your future self.
Design your own football shirt
Showcase your creativity in this football design challenge for your favourite team, real or imaginary.
Manchester United Foundation
Practice your building skills by creating a Morse code oscillator and sending a message to your friends.
What does someone’s social media say about them? Get to know some characters then give them friendly advice.
Digital leaf identifier
Use a simple computer programme to create something that’ll help identify different leaves.
Tell a story full of DIY mishaps – then work out how to prevent them happening to you.
Displaced cook off
See what life is like for those who must cook and eat after being displaced in this challenging cook-off.
Save the Children
Discuss the different ways people might be disabled, and figure out how we can adapt the world so it’s accessible.
Learn about djembe drums from West Africa, make a djembe drum, and perform some freshly-learnt songs for an audience.