If you still think Scouting is just about boys, tents, knots and woggles, then take a look at our video and you might just change your mind. With over 200 activities on offer, Scouting offers everyday adventure to young people (boys and girls) as well as adult volunteers.
Of course Scouting still has some traditions, but so does the game of Football, that's not to say everything is done the same as it always has been (Football for example, didn't have an offside rule when it was invented!). Today we focus on modern Scouting, providing a relevant balanced programme that is in keeping with what the young people of today expect.
Put simply - Scouting is an affordable way of providing a range of exciting and adventurous activities for your child.
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, staged performance, paragliding, and archery. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
The purpose of Scouting is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Founder of Scouting had a vision from which a Movement has grown, so that Scouting is found today in every corner of the land.
Scouting happens principally in Scout Groups, Explorer Scout Units and Scout Networks, wherever boys and girls meet to enjoy the Scout programme..You'll never be that far from your nearest group, so get in touch and register your interest today.
In an independent survey of over 2,000 parents of Scouts, nine out of ten parents said Scouting is worthwhile and nine in ten said their children find Scouting enjoyable.
In the past decade, 43,000 girls and young women have joined Scouts, Cubs and Beavers. That’s the same as the population of Folkestone.
Richard Branson was a Scout and said "Scouting was great fun. I learnt a lot and I don’t think I could have done without it"
11 of the 12 people to walk on the moon were Scouts
There’s a Scouting poster in both the EastEnders and Coronation Street cafes.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney went to Cubs together.
John Lennon was taught to play the harmonica by his Scout leader.
Each day 100,000 people in the UK take part in Scouting activities – more than the capacity of Wembley stadium.
31 million people are active in Scouting across the world – that’s equal to the population of Peru