Skip to main content

Policy, Organisation and Rules

4. The Scout District

Scouting in the United Kingdom is organised in Scout Groups, Scout Districts, Scout Counties and Country Headquarters. These ‘units’ of Scouting provide:

  • support;
  • channels for communication;
  • opportunities for youth Members and adults to make decisions and take responsibility;
  • functional units through which the design and delivery of the programme can be best achieved.

A Scout District comprises several Scout Groups, one or more Explorer Scout Units and one District Scout Network. Additionally a District may have one or more District Scout Active Support Units and Special Groups.