• More fun. More choice. More adventure.

    We've refreshed the Programme to improve your Scouting!

  • Under-25s take the lead

    Hundreds join in youth-led #YouShape event

  • Top 10 winter adventures

    Our guide to the most exciting outdoor and indoor winter activities

  • Proud to be me

    To celebrate LGBT history month an Explorer Scout shares her story

  • #BetterPrepared

    The Duchess Of Cambridge helps us make an impact

  • Young people leading the way

    Meet the UK Youth Commissioner and her team

What we do

Every year we help 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.

Bear says...

'Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. That's what I love about Scouts.'


Bear Grylls
Chief Scout

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  • How to make a Scout Pancake

    Want to get your teeth into something delicious? Check out our video on how to make a Scout pancake!

  • More fun. More choice. More Programme.

    The 2015 Programme refresh will provide more adventure to young people across the country. Check out the new badges!

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23rd World Scout Jamboree

In 2015 tens of thousands of Scouts will converge on Kirara-hama, Japan, the venue for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.  The Jamboree is held every four years and gives Scouts from across the world the chance to join in an exciting programme of activities.

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