“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. I was selected to go the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden – it was awesome.”

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 encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme – participation is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for their achievements there are a number of Challenges, Awards and Activity Badges… Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents, it also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes

being outdoors is important and half the programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life