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Policy, Organisation and Rules

3. The Scout Group

Scouting in the United Kingdom is organised in Scout Groups, Scout Districts, Scout Counties and Country Headquarters. These ‘units’ of Scouting provide:

  • support
  • channels for communication
  • opportunities for youth Members and adults to make decisions and take responsibility
  • functional units through which the design and delivery of the youth programme can be best achieved.

A Scout Group comprises one or more of any or all of the following: a Squirrel Scout Drey, a Beaver Scout Colony, a Cub Scout Pack or a Scout Troop. Additionally, a Group may also include one or more Group Scout Active Support Units. An Explorer Scout Unit may also be attached to a Scout Group (see Rule 3.17).