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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing at Scouts. Read more

Discover what this means

Welcome to Scouts

We can't wait to meet you. While you wait to take your next step, find out more about who we are and what we do

Watch Ted's story to see how being part of Scouts shapes lives

To watch in full screen, double click the video

Get to know us

Try some of our activities

Remember: every group's different, and nobody's expected to lead a group of young people right away (or ever, if they'd rather help in other ways) – your local group will discuss the different tasks you might like to do when you join.

Watch the sample indoor activity below to get a taste for what we do

To watch in full screen, double click the video


Find out how we keep young people safe

Start your learning

All our new volunteers complete some learning with us when they join.

If you'd like to get ahead, we've put together some e-learning to complete from the comfort of your own home:

If you're joining us on a Trustee Board, check out our learning and resources for trustees

You might also want to find out more about how we're structured

Know what to expect next

If they haven't already, a local volunteer will be in touch shortly to welcome you to Scouts and chat through what’s right for you

You'll also be matched with a local volunteer manager who'll help you: 

  • Get to know your local group or team 
  • Understand what learning you need to complete
  • Cover everything you need you to do before joining – including the disclosure and appointment process all volunteers go through 
  • Check in with you on an ongoing basis 

Read more about what to expect from your first months of volunteering

Not heard back from your local team? Not to worry. Contact us

Standing up for what we believe in

Read about how we make sure everyone's welcome – and well-represented – at Scouts

Learn about our values

Find out about our commitment to anti-racism

Meet our volunteers

Don't just take our word for it. Hear more from our volunteers about what being involved with Scouts means to them

Scout perks and discounts

Psst! Thanks to our supporters, Scouts are entitled to a whole host of good stuff, including: 

Money off your next adventure 

They also get access to all the resources our amazing supporters provide, from coding lessons to campaign support to cake recipes