Introduction to Scouts
‘Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends.’
Scouts are the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.
Scouts are boys and girls aged between 10 and 14 years who want to make friends and develop their widening interests in ways that are both educational and fun.
Scout activities are about action and involvement and include camping, hiking, rock climbing, gliding, sailing, pioneering, canoeing, electronics – the list is endless.
Also an important part of Scout training is community involvement and taking part in local conservation schemes.
If your son/daughter wishes to join Scouts, please fill in the form below and someone from your local group will contact you.