There’s over 400,000 young people enjoying Scouting every week so there’s sure to be somebody in the local area who’s involved in Scouts.
Scouting is made up of five sections which together make up our programme, Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network, you can find out more here. Each section covers a variety of activities and badges as part of their quality programme.
How do I find the local Group ?
To find your local group visit our national group locator, if you are still unable to locate your group please fill in the form below and we’ll be happy to help.
What age do I have to be to join in ?
Starting age for Beavers is usually 6, but this will depend upon the Scout Group’s own waiting list policies. Looking ahead, children can join Cubs from around the age of 8 and Scouts from 10 and a half. Explorer Scouting starts at 14 and runs until Scouts are 18.
How much does membership cost ?
Costs vary between Groups. Subscription could be weekly, monthly or termly and some use direct debits. If you’re concerned about the cost, do speak to the leader in confidence; there may be assistance available.
How will me child benefit from joining Scouts ?
Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence, and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.
Why has my local group got a waiting list ?
Due to a shortage of volunteers there are currently 30,000 young people waiting to join the Scouts. If there is a waiting list for your local Group – why not help out? Whatever your skills and availability, there will be some way you can contribute, meaning more young people get to experience the adventure of Scouting.