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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3rd Jun 2019

Exciting New Activities at Buddens

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5th Feb 2019

County Cooking Competition 2019

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3rd Dec 2018

Bring A Friend Week – 11th To 15th February 2019

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31st Oct 2018

County Explorer Camp

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Upcoming events

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Event
24th World Scout Jamboree USA
When

01st Jul - 02nd Aug

Time

All Day

Location

West Virginia, USA

Event
Sailing Camp – Hengistbury Head (July)
When

06th Jul - 07th Jul

Time

All Day

Location

Hengistbury Head, Christchurch

Event
DORSET COUNTY SCOUTS AGM & Annual Review
When

09th Jul

Time

All Day

Location

Queen Elizabeth's School, BH21 4DT

Adult training

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Event
Essential Information (1 – LND)
When

02nd Jul

Time

All Day

Location

Sturminster Newton HQ - DT10 1BY

Event
First Aid (10 – LCH)
When

11th Jul

Time

All Day

Location

Jumpers Scout HQ BH23 2HU

Event
First Response (10 – LWE)
When

08th Sep

Time

9:15 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Weymouth North HQ, DT4 9RN

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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