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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’re putting 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. You can 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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New to a Scout Troop?

If you're a new volunteer to a Scout Troop why not join one of our Welcome to Scouts online calls?

This hour-long webinar will take you through the basic information that you need to know about opening a Scout Troop.

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Programme updates

Scout starter programme

To get you started with your Scouts meetings, we’ve put together a ready-made programme that you can run for 12 weeks (a full term). Your Troop will explore different aspects of the Scouts programme. They’ll get to know each other, gain new skills and try a range of different activities. Check out our new programme!

You Shape Award

The YouShape Award makes it even easier to embed being youth shaped into your programme. At the same time, it’ll help young people work with their leaders to learn leadership skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

Where to find programme resources

There are 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.  

Our Strategy - Skills for Life

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

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