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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 6-25 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 below, fill out the form and someone will be in touch soon.

Squirrels

Squirrels is a completely new provision for 4 to 5 year olds.

Squirrels >
Beavers

Beavers is for 6 to 8 years and is the opportunity to make new friends. Joining Beavers is just the beginning of your big 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 >