Scouting Quick Guide
The purpose of Scouting: 'Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society'.
The Scout Movement is a 'values-based' educational movement.
Robert Baden-Powell’s first experimental Scout Camp took place at Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour in August 1907.
By 1910, there were over 100,000 members.
The Scout Movement now has over 400,000 youth members and 79,000 adult members.
Wolf Cubs, later renamed Cub Scouts were established in 1916 with inspiration coming from the Jungle Book.
Notable former Scouts include
David Beckham, Paul McCartney,
Bear Grylls, Richard Branson,
Neil Armstrong, Steven Spielberg,
John F Kennedy and Barack Obama.
Today, the estimated number of Scouts throughout the World is 28 Million (World Scout Bureau).
As a Young Person in Scouting you will be able to make new friends, get to try loads of activities, spend time outdoors, learn lots of exciting things and have the opportunity to travel within the UK and abroad. Explorer and Network Scouts can also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
Scouting has four sections for Young People:
Beavers (6 to 8)
Cubs (8 to 10 1/2)
Scouts (10 1/2 to 14)
Explorers (14 to 18)
There is also a fifth section for Young Adults:
Network (18 to 25)
For more information about Scouting opportunities in your area
You can also send membership enquiries by using our Contact Form. We will reply as soon as possible and pass on your details to the relevant Scout Group.