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Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.

Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

From camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding, there are hundreds of activities that Scouting offers. Join in and see for yourself.

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How do I enrol my child?

We offer everyday adventure and activity to hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK.

There are fun and exciting activities and opportunities in each of the five sections:

  • Beavers (ages 6–8)
  • Cubs (ages 8-10½)
  • Scouts (ages 10½–14)
  • Explorer Scouts (ages 14–18)

To enrol your child, simply contact your local Group and make an enquiry using the contact details on this page.

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Testimonials

  • Scouting gives young people opportunities to do adventurous and non-mainstream activities. It allows them to meet and interact with other young people from different backgrounds, both nationally and internationally, united by a common bond and Promise.

    David, Scout Leader, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • I think Scouting offers young people invaluable opportunities in life.

    I have a lot to thank the Scouts for, as I used to be very shy (although no-one would believe it now). It gives young people the confidence to try new things and meet new people from all walks of life. All these things help them to become well-rounded individuals who apply the true meaning of Scouting to everything they undertake in life.

    Niki, Group Scout Leader, Hertfordshire
  • Nowadays, children are so bubble-wrapped. I think to really learn about the world you've got to get a little bit muddy and Scouting offers this.

    It gives young people the chance to do things they don't do elsewhere. It's a whole different experience. They have school and home but Scouting is different from that. They do things in Scouting that they wouldn't get the chance to do if they weren't a Scout.

    It's about experiencing something new. Every child out there has something in them that can be brought out through Scouting.

    Rebecca, Cub Scout Leader, Wales
  • Scouting offers young people adventure that's hard to find anywhere else. We challenge and inspire our kids to become the best people they can possible be.

    These are just a few of the reasons why I'm so proud to be UK Chief Scout. Kids find a sense of community and camaraderie at Scouts, building friendships with others all over the world. We offer adventure to people from all walks of life and of all ages. Life is about adventure, and that's something we know all about.

    Bear Grylls, UK Chief Scout

Activities

Activities are a crucial part of Scouting and essential when providing an exciting, rewarding and memorable experience for young people.

As well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.

We offer hundreds of activities, including kayaking, abseiling, staged performance, paragliding, and archery. With Scouts, young people also get the chance to develop skills in IT, PR and mechanics.

There’s something for every young person, whatever their ability.

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