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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19th Sep 2019

SANDFORD SCOUT GROUP’S GOING GREEN

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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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Upcoming events

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Event
Frostbite 2020
When

15th Feb - 16th Feb

Time

All Day

Location

Event
Hafod 2020 – Terrain 2 Experience Weekend
When

20th Mar - 22nd Mar

Time

All Day

Location

Hafod Mountain Centre, Nant Ffracon Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales

Event
Scouts County Challenge Camp
When

15th Apr - 18th Apr

Time

All Day

Location

Buddens Scout Centre

Adult training

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Event
First Response (10 – LWA)
When

19th Jan

Time

All Day

Location

Wareham Scout HQ BH20 4HX

Event
Achieving Growth (AG – LSWR)
When

08th Feb

Time

9:30 am - 5:15 pm

Location

Butcher's Coppice Campsite - BH11 9JW

Event
Meeting the Challenges (MTC – LSWR)
When

09th Feb

Time

9:30 am - 4:45 pm

Location

Butcher's Coppice Campsite - BH11 9JW

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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