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Running a Scout Troop

Week by week, thousands of ordinary people show up at Scout meetings to empower young people to learn new skills, make new friends and learn to stand on their own two feet. No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.

Running your Troop

Getting to grips with the basics? We’ve put together everything you need to keep your section running smoothly.

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Programme planning for Scouts

Our new tool is a one-stop programme planning shop: use it to get organised and get going.

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Welcoming Scouts and moving on

Whether you’re welcoming the shyest of new Scouts, or need help preparing the eldest for Explorers, we’ve got you covered.

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Programme updates

Ask the Adviser - A Q&A with the UK Scout Section Adviser

Our UK Scout Section Adviser provided advice on where to find ideas for socially distanced activities. 

Where to find programme resources

There's lots of resources now available to support leaders deliver amazing programmes, here’s a list of places to find information and things you could try.  

Socially distanced and online Scout activities 

Some ideas to get you started from a mix of digital and socially distanced ideas for meetings, activities, and adventures.

Activities and badges to do at home 

A three week plan you can follow along with your Unit to help them earn their Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge. Including two online sessions and some activities you can send out to the group.

Our Strategy - Skills for Life

Help support our goal to deliver more young people the skills they need in life

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