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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3rd Jun 2019

Exciting New Activities at Buddens

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5th Feb 2019

County Cooking Competition 2019

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3rd Dec 2018

Bring A Friend Week – 11th To 15th February 2019

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31st Oct 2018

County Explorer Camp

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Upcoming events

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Event
Sailing Camp – Hengistbury Head (October)
When

12th Oct - 13th Oct

Time

All Day

Location

Hengistbury Head, Christchurch

Event
Dartmoor 2019 Hillwalking – Terrain 1
When

15th Nov - 17th Nov

Time

All Day

Location

Dewerstone Cottage, Dartmoor

Adult training

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Event
Essential Information (1 – LPO)
When

17th Sep

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Denis Gooding Scout Centre - BH12 2BJ

Event
Safeguarding Refresher (SGR – LDW)
When

17th Sep

Time

7:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Location

Little Britain Scout Centre, DT1 1QL

Event
Supporting Young People & Working with Adults (14 9 – LCH)
When

21st Sep

Time

All Day

Location

Christchurch Scout Centre - BH23 2BS

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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