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Scout Association, The (Scouts & Cubs)

In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for children and young people from 6-25 years old. 

This service provides groups for each age range:

  • Beaver Scouts, 6 - 8 years old, do activities which include making things, going on visits, making friends, doing badges and going away for a night on a sleepover.
  • Cub Scouts, 8 - 10.5 years old, activities include camping, going on trips and making things.
  • Scouts, 10.5 - 14 years old, finding out about the world they live in, knowing their own abilities, keeping fit for life and developing creative talents. Being outdoors is important and there are many activities such as absailing and zorbing, as well as opportunities to learn the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking.
  • Explorer Scouts, 14 - 18 years old, they can decide, along with the rest of their Unit, what they want to do, whether it is powerboating, socialising, hiking or enjoying a trip abroad.
  • Scout Network members, 18 - 25 years old, are involved in activities as wide ranging as kayaking, rock climbing, water skiing, international projects in places such as Chile, Libya and Italy, work with young people and help within the local community.

To find your local group contact the national organisation and they will pass your details on to a local group organiser, the organiser will then contact you.

Or contact Reina O’Brian, County Administrator, on 07885 911 079 or

Who to contact


Where to go

Various venues across the Borough


Free to join


Age Ranges
From 6 years to 25 years

Last updated: 18 Mar 2022