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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Upcoming events

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Event
DCs Together
When

11th May

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Royal Air Force Museum Midlands, RAF Cosford

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Adult training

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Event
Wood Badge Direct Validation Programme (I)
When

18th Apr

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

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

Event
Wood Badge Direct Validation Programme (IV)
When

20th Apr - 23rd Apr

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

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

Event
West Midlands Region; Manager and Supporter; Achieving Growth
When

20th Apr

Time

All Day

Location

Stoke on Trent

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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