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Our support team can signpost you to the right advice and guidance, if you have a question or need support. We’re here to help with Compass, Atlantic Data and disclosures too.


If you have an accident or emergency situation at Scouts please do follow the steps in the Purple card – Safe Scouting and what to do in an emergency. For more information visit the emergencies and reporting section of our website.

Out of hours contact: In an emergency situation where you need to speak to the on duty Critical Incident Manager, Safeguarding Officer or Media Officer please call 0345 300 1818 (local rate) or 020 8433 7100 where an out of hours service will triage you to the correct person.

Read the Purple Card

Contacting the Info Centre

Unfortunately we’re not able to run an inbound phone line at the moment, our team will triage your request and arrange a call back if necessary. However, you can get in touch through live chat, email or social media.

Live Chat

Contact us here to chat with us – it’s the quickest and easiest way to get in touch. You can also click the purple help button on the bottom right of every page. You’ll see an option to get in touch after a few seconds.

We’re usually online from 9.00am to 4.45pm every week day, but occasionally we may be unavailable for staff training or meetings. If we’re not available, you’ll be able to leave a message and we’ll email you back as soon we can.


You can drop us an email

Social Media

Get in touch via social media, tag us or tweet us via the social handles below. We'd love to see what Scouts are getting up to!

Scouts Heritage Service

The Scouts Heritage Service looks after the Heritage Collection on behalf of the Movement and offer an enquiries service to help you find out about the Scouts fascinating history.

To contact the team email

Media Relations Team

Our two media contacts listed below can only deal with media relations enquiries. If you have an enquiry about general Scouting matters please contact the Info Centre via live chat, email or social media.

Simon Carter

Head of Media Relations
 +44 (0)208 433 7260
Mobile: +44 (0)788 913 0812
Available 9.00am–5.00pm.

Andrew Thorp

Media Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 8433 7211
Mobile: +44 (0)7957 793707
Available 9.00am–5.00pm.

If you need to contact a media officer out of working hours in an emergency, call 07977 539 630.

Brand Guide

For information on how you can use the Scout brand and logos.

Visit our brand centre

Tell us your story

Submit your story to the Scouts and it could feature in local or national media!

Submit a story

Scouts Headquarters Address

The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, England E4 7QW