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 Apr 2020

Coronavirus Guidance (FAQs)

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20th Apr 2020

Hike to the Moon!

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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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Upcoming events

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Event
Scouts County Target Sports Competition
When

13th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Butchers Coppice Scout Camp

Event
Towers Climbing Course Training Day – Leaders
When

13th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Butchers Coppice Scout Camp

Event
Paddlesport Camp
When

13th Jun - 14th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Hengistbury Outdoor Centre

Adult training

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Event
First Response (10 – LWE)
When

12th Sep

Time

All Day

Location

Weymouth North HQ DT4 9RN

Event
First Response (10 – LBM)
When

13th Sep

Time

All Day

Location

Iford HQ BH6 5NE

Event
Fundamentals & Delivering a Quality Programme (5 12a – LDW)
When

20th Sep

Time

Morning

Location

Central Dorchester HQ DT1 2RZ

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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