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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31st Dec 2020

Changes to Tiers 30th December 2020 – Impact on Scouting in Dorset

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16th Dec 2020

23rd World Scout Jamboree!

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9th Oct 2020

Introducing Kanderjam 2022!

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10th Sep 2020

Getting Everyone Back Together Safely

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Upcoming events

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Event
County Cubs Programme Meeting
When

04th Mar

Time

Evening

Location

Online

Event
Hafod 2021
When

30th Apr - 03rd May

Time

All Day

Location

Hafod

Event
County Cubs Programme Meeting
When

13th Jul

Time

Evening

Location

Online

Adult training

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Event
ONLINE Skills of Management (SWR)
When

06th Mar 2021 - 07th Mar 2021

Time

All Day

Location

Event
ONLINE Meeting the Challenges (SWR)
When

09th Mar 2021 - 06th Apr 2021

Time

Evening

Location

Event
ONLINE Achieving Growth (SWR)
When

26th Jun 2021

Time

All Day

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