Skills for Life

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Every week we give almost 8500 4-25 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 8,000 boys and girls aged between 4 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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22nd May 2022

County Activity Days – BUTCHERS COPPICE EVENT CANCELLED

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11th May 2022

County Activity Taster Sessions – Spaces still available.

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24th Mar 2022

Safeguarding Adviser needed

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22nd Feb 2022

Dorset Invests their First Red Squirrels

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Upcoming events

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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
Fundamentals & Delivering a Quality Programme (5 12a LCH)
When

11th Jun

Time

Morning

Location

Christchurch Scout Centre BH23 2BS

Event
Scouting for All & Administration (7 11 LCH)
When

11th Jun

Time

Afternoon

Location

Christchurch Scout Centre BH23 2BS

Event
Running Safe Activities, Practical Skills & Nights Away (17 18 16 LDW)
When

25th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Scoutland Campsite DT8 3FF

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Want to join the Adventure? Scouting is skateboarding, climbing, kayaking, camping, sailing and much much more.

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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