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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26th Jun 2020

Getting everyone back together safely

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15th Jun 2020

Brownsea 113 Launched!

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11th Jun 2020

Baden-Powell Statue Poole Quay

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30th Apr 2020

Coronavirus Guidance (FAQs)

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Upcoming events

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Event
Dorset Scouts County AGM 2020
When

29th Sep

Time

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

QE School Wimborne

Event
Dartmoor Hillwalking Terrain 1
When

17th Oct - 18th Oct

Time

All Day

Location

Dartmoor

Event
Terrain 1 Experience Weekend – Brecon Beacons
When

13th Nov - 15th Nov

Time

All Day

Location

Brecon Beacons

Adult training

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Event
Advising on Adult Appointments (37- LPO)
When

26th Sep

Time

Morning

Location

Denis Gooding Scout Centre BH12 2BJ

Event
Camping Skills (17 18 16 & 38 – LND)
When

14th Nov

Time

All Day

Location

Blandford HQ DT11 7BT

Event
First Response (10 – LED)
When

21st Nov

Time

All Day

Location

2nd Corfe Mullen HQ BH21 3HU

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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