Skills for Life

It all began during the first nine days of August 1907 on Brownsea Island, Dorset. Lord Baden-Powell held an experimental camp to try out his ideas and brought together 20 boys from a variety of backgrounds.

Welcome to Dorset County Scouts

It all began during the first nine days of August 1907 on Brownsea Island, Dorset. Lord Baden-Powell held an experimental camp to try out his ideas and brought together 20 boys from a variety of backgrounds.

We are proud to be part of the County that Scouting was born in and today Dorset Scouts offers fun, challenge and adventure to over 6,500 boys and girls aged between 6 and 25.

We enable young people from every background to reach their full potential through the unique experience of Scouting. They get the chance to enjoy new activities, make friends, develop skills, and make a positive impact in their communities.

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Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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30th Mar 2020

Camp At Home This April

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16th Mar 2020

Amended – County Commissioner update 16th March 2020: Mandatory Learning and Coronavirus

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11th Mar 2020

Its The Climb!

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9th Mar 2020

PROGRAMME WORKSHOPS SUCCESS

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Upcoming events

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Event
Postponed – Scouts County Challenge Camp
When

15th Apr - 18th Apr

Time

All Day

Location

Buddens Scout Centre

Event
LEADER SELECTION – SOCs International Trip Ukraine 2021
When

30th Apr

Time

All Day

Location

Event
Bellewaerde 2020 Cancelled March 2020 due to Government Guidelines
When

09th May - 10th May

Time

All Day

Location

Adult training

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Event
First Response (10 – LCH)
When

06th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Christchurch Scout Centre BH23 2BS

Event
First Response (10 – LBM)
When

06th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Iford HQ BH6 5NE

Event
First Response (10 – LND)
When

07th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Stalbridge HQ DT10 2NH

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls