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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5th Feb 2020

Brownsea Island Half Term Week

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29th Jan 2020

Just Announced! Scouts on Coaches International Trip 2021

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7th Jan 2020

Christchurch Gang Show 2020

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19th Sep 2019

SANDFORD SCOUT GROUP’S GOING GREEN

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Upcoming events

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Event
Caving Experience
When

Time

Evening

Location

Event
Scout Section Programme Workshop
When

29th Feb

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

QE School Wimborne

Event
Powerboat Training
When

29th Feb - 01st Mar

Time

All Day

Location

Hengistbury Outdoor Centre

Adult training

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Event
First Response (10 – LCH)
When

07th Mar

Time

All Day

Location

Christchurch Scout Centre BH23 2BS

Event
First Response (10 – LED)
When

21st Mar

Time

All Day

Location

1st Woodcutts HQ SP5 5NW

Event
Assessing Learning (25 – LND)
When

21st Mar

Time

All Day

Location

Stalbridge HQ DT10 2NH

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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