Founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1907, Scouts believe in preparing young people with skills for life.
Scouting encourages young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week on the Island and across the UK, we help almost 500,000 boys and girls aged 6-25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.
We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills.
We believe in bringing people together, celebrating diversity and standing against intolerance. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
What adventure will you have?
It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet lifelong friends.
We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as:
There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
The skills needed to succeed in life have changed a fair bit since 1907 and so too has Scouting, ensuring we continue to equip the Island’s young people with the best possible chance of success. As well as hiking, healthy eating and camping badges, did you know our Scouts can develop skills in IT, PR and mechanics?
Our activity badges allow Scouts to demonstrate their progress in various pursuits, and help them to form new interests. They are usually awarded when a young person has completed a challenging yet achievable set of requirements.
We also have a number of Challenge Awards, which focus on more ambitious tasks and are themed around the zones of our balanced programme. Sound good? You’re not the only one! Scouting now has over 54 million members in almost 200 different countries and territories. Why not get involved yourself? Whether a youth member or adult volunteer, we’d love to have you. Click on the ‘Join’ button below to find out more.