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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. Find your local group in the Group Finder.

Squirrels

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

Squirrels >
Beavers

Beavers is for 6 to 8 years and is the opportunity to make new friends. Joining Beavers is a great adventure.

Find out about Beavers >
Cubs

Develop new skills and soar to great heights with Cubs, for 8 to 10 1/2 years.

Find out about Cubs >
Scouts

Scouts is for 10 1/2 to 14 years, with new challenges and new adventures.

Find out about Scouts >
Explorers

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

Find out about Explorers >
Network

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

Find out about Network >
Volunteer

Share your skills and gain news ones as a volunteer.

See how you can volunteer >