We provide fun, challenge and adventure to
over 400,000 girls and boys across the UK
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About our work

The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting  across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. 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.

Read our latest Annual Report

Think you know Scouting? Think again.

If you still think Scouting is just about boys, tents and woggles, then take a look at our video - you might just change your mind. With over 200 activities on offer and half a million members (including 60,000 girls) Scouting offers everyday adventure to young people and adult volunteers.

New to Scouting?

Welcome to a new kind of Scouting. At this official site of The UK Scout Association you can find out about the organisation and find out how to get involved.


Were you a former Scout?

If you are no longer actively involved in Scouting and would like to keep in touch, why not join our Scouting alumni, Scouts’ Campfire Circle? For only £2 a month you will receive Scouting magazine and a monthly newsletter. It's an opportunity to bring back the feeling of friendship and adventure while supporting an organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of so many young people in the UK. 

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Charity Numbers 306101 (England and Wales) and SC038437 (Scotland).
Registered address: The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, England E4 7QW