Skills for Life

Over 5,000 members aged between 4 and 25 are taking part in the fun, challenge and adventure of Scouting in West Mercia every day! 1,500 adult volunteers across our County help our youth members to shape their own adventure.

Welcome to West Mercia Scouts

The Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with Skills for Life. We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help young people across the County, that’s boys and girls aged 4 to 25 from all cultures and backgrounds to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

Scouting is all about learning whilst having fun and offers over 200 different activities. Young people are encouraged to stretch themselves, do their best, discover new talents and reach their potential. This may be during a weekly meeting participating in a challenging activity, discussing individual rights, investigating healthy lifestyles or working in the community or it could be during one of many night’s away adventures our Scouts enjoy every year.

Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

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Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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24th Mar 2022

Could you be the next County Youth Commissioner?

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19th Jan 2022

Are you looking to open a new Squirrel Drey to support Early Years?

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30th Nov 2021

Welcome to Lauren Heathcock our new Deputy County Youth Commissioner

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29th Nov 2021

NEW First Response Module 10A & 10B dates now realased

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Find your nearest group

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Adult training

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First Response 10B Practical

10th Jun


6:00 pm - 8:45 pm


West Mercia Scouts East Park Way Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 2DN access via Plascom Road Wolverhampton WV1 2DQ

Module K First Response for Young Leaders

09th Jul


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


West Mercia Scouts, East Park Way, Wolverhampton, WV1 2DQ. Access via Plascom Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 2DQ

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls