Skills for Life

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 over 460,000 young people aged 6-25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

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About Us

What is scouting and what do we do?

Gain Skills for Life

We question and listen and form wide open minds. We take a deep breath and speak up.

We think on our feet. See the big picture. Ignore the butterflies and go for it.

Have adventures

History would have you believe it lies only in epic journeys and mighty sacrifices, but we disagree.  Because, for Scouts, real adventure doesn’t have to be showy. It doesn’t have to gloat. It doesn’t have to boast.

Help others

We want to empower more young people to take a stand. To raise their voices and stand tall, closing the gaps between people and generations. Most importantly, we want to gift them with the confidence and skills they need to recognise their ability and go out in the world blazing a trail.

Young people first: safeguarding and safety in Scouting

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first. Here’s how.

Questions? Give us a call on 0345 300 1818.

Safeguarding concerns? Contact our team directly at safeguarding@scouts.org.uk

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