Skills for Life

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Every week we give almost 5500 6-25 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 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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1st Jun 2021

Launching Dorset Scout’s LGBTQ+ Network!

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28th Apr 2021

Recruitment Ready?

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13th Apr 2021

What our amazing volunteers do

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9th Apr 2021

Further updates to Amber readiness level from 12 April

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Upcoming events

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Event
Beavers 35th Anniversary Virtual Celebration Weekend!
When

26th Jun - 27th Jun

Time

All Day

Location

Online

Event
Adult Awards Celebration Evening
When

17th Sep

Time

Evening

Location

The Crown, Blandford Forum

Event
Introducing Kanderjam 2022!
When

29th Jul - 07th Aug

Time

All Day

Location

Adult training

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Event
ONLINE First Aid 10A (part 3 of 3)
When

21st Jun

Time

Evening

Location

Event
ONLINE First Aid 10A (Part 3 of 3)
When

24th Jun

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