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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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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24th Mar 2021

Updated guidance to help Sections meet face-to-face

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16th Mar 2021

Thank You!

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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
County Cubs Programme Meeting
When

13th Jul

Time

Evening

Location

Online

Event
County Cubs Programme Meeting
When

20th Oct

Time

Evening

Location

Online

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Adult training

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Event
ONLINE First Aid 10A (Part 1 of 3)
When

19th Apr

Time

Evening

Location

Event
ONLINE First Aid 10A (part 1 of 3)
When

21st Apr

Time

Evening

Location

Event
ONLINE First Aid 10A (Part 2 of 3)
When

26th Apr

Time

Evening

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