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Working at the Scouts

Help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.


As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give over 450,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures. Having just launched a new strategic plan: Skills For Life: Our plan to prepare better futures, this is an incredibly exciting time for Scouting in the UK. We welcome talent from all backgrounds and your contribution to help even more young people succeed in life.

Matt Hyde, Chief Executive



Job openings

Available jobs at The Scout Association.

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Volunteering vacancies

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What we offer

What we're achieving

Making the outdoors accessible to all

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about the outdoors. The benefits of spending time in nature are well documented – it gives a huge boost to our health and particularly our wellbeing...

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Over 20,000 young people from disadvantaged communities join Scouts

Our latest membership figures show another year of growth. Nearly 20,480 young people from disadvantaged communities are now a part of the UK Scout movement. 

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More Scouting achievements

Check out our latest news for more information on what we're achieving.

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