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Dungeons & Dragons

Our partnership with Dungeons & Dragons introduces Scouts to the world of role-playing, building confidence and other skills by exploring a new realm of fantasy storytelling.

We’re so excited to continue our partnership with Dungeons & Dragons, who sponsor the Scouts Entertainer Activity Badge.

As well as co-creating fantastic activities, Dungeons & Dragons are offering a free starter set to Scout groups to help them get stuck in.

Get your free Dungeons & Dragons starter set 

Our friends at Dungeons & Dragons are offering a free Dungeons & Dragons starter set for your Scout group. This is available either as a PDF download option or the physical starter set, both are available to order from Scout Store now

Included in the starter set is a 32 page rulebook, a 64 page adventure book, 5 pre-generated character sheets, and a set of 6 dice (the dice aren’t included in PDF option, but you can use an online dice roller instead).

Groups will need to cover the postage costs for the physical starter set. The PDF version is completely free.

Contents of the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set.
Free Dungeons & Dragons Adventure

In addition to the free starter set, Dungeons & Dragons have provided a free digital preview from the Essentials Kit, which is another great first D&D experience. This features the "Gnomengarde" adventure, and 6 pre-generated characters. It can be played with just the Basic Rules, which are also a free download. 



To make things easier, we have created activities that can support you to deliver the badge to your young people and further explore the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

Dungeons and Dragons character wearing armor

Dive into D&D

Learn all about Dungeons & Dragons in this video from Wintercamp 2021 featuring members of the D&D team! First, Dragon Talk hosts Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito introduce the game and answer your questions. Then (38:00) Head of Adventurers League, Chris Lindsay, takes 4 Scout players on an adventure so you can see how the game is played.

To watch in full screen, double click the video

About Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game that harnesses your imagination and invites you to explore a fantastic world of adventure, where heroes battle monsters, find treasures, and overcome quests. Like games of make-believe, Dungeons & Dragons is driven by imagination. It’s about picturing a crumbling castle in a darkening forest and imagining how a fantasy adventurer might react to the challenges that scene presents.

In this fantasy world, the possibilities are limitless.

Unlike a game of make-believe, Dungeons & Dragons gives structure to the stories - a way of determining what happens next. Sometimes players roll dice to see whether their attacks hit or miss, and whether their characters can scale a cliff, roll away from the strike of a magical lightning bolt, or pull off some other daring feat. Anything is possible, but the dice make some things more likely than others.