Skills for Life

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Every week we give almost 5500 6-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

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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18th Jan 2022

District Commissioner for East Dorset

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18th Jan 2022

Appointment of Assistant County Commissioner Squirrels

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18th Jan 2022

Celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

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21st Oct 2021

Congratulations to Ben! Kingsbere Explorers

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Upcoming events

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Event
Scout of the World award discovery weekend at Fernycrofts.
When

04th Feb - 06th Feb

Time

All Day

Location

Fernycrofts, New Forset

Event
Introducing Kanderjam 2022!
When

29th Jul - 07th Aug

Time

All Day

Location

Event
25th World Scout Jamboree
When

01st Aug 2023 - 12th Aug 2023

Time

All Day

Location

South Korea

Adult training

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Event
First Aid second part after self-study
When

22nd Jan

Time

Morning

Location

Butchers Coppice BH11 9JW

Event
First Aid second part after self-study
When

22nd Jan

Time

Afternoon

Location

Butchers Coppice BH11 9JW

Event
First Aid (10 LBM)
When

23rd Jan

Time

All Day

Location

Butchers Coppice BH11 9JW

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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