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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10th Sep 2020

Getting Everyone Back Together Safely

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15th Jun 2020

Brownsea 113 Launched!

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11th Jun 2020

Baden-Powell Statue Poole Quay

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30th Apr 2020

Coronavirus Guidance (FAQs)

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Upcoming events

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Event
Dorset Scouts County AGM 2020
When

29th Sep

Time

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Event
Hafod 2021
When

30th Apr - 03rd May

Time

All Day

Location

Hafod

Event
Relaunch 2022 – UKRAINE
When

30th Jul - 13th Aug

Time

All Day

Location

Ukraine

Adult training

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Event
ONLINE Advising on Adult Appointments (37)
When

23rd Sep 2020

Time

Evening

Location

Event
ONLINE Assessing Learning (25T)
When

03rd Oct 2020

Time

Morning

Location

Event
ONLINE International Part 1 of 2 (19)
When

10th Oct 2020

Time

Afternoon

Location

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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