What is Scouting?
Scouting is a global, educational youth movement.
organised through The Scout
Association and has a clear purpose:
To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and
spiritual potential as individuals, as
responsible citizens and as members
of their local, national and international communities.
About our work
Even if we can't solve all the problems in the world, we can help to
make it a better place. Scouting makes
a positive contribution
to society by helping
young people to develop as active members of the community:
who are self reliant
who are caring
who are responsible
who show commitment
Scouting works well when young people enjoy learning by doing in partnership
with adults. They do this by:
taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences
exploring the outdoors
participating in teams
Our method for giving young people the opportunity to learn by doing is called
the Programme. The Programme
is a continuous progression of training, activities
and awards that covers everything that young people do in
Scouting from the
age of 6 to 25.
In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme
is fun and exciting. We must
also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association's
policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child
Protection and safety
policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves
Who can be a Scout?
Scouting is open to all young people, both boys and girls, aged 6 to
25 of every faith and background. There
are also plenty of opportunities
become involved as Leaders,
Assistants or Administrators.
How do you join?
Please see our Join Us page for more details.