Activities Support

Take a look at Dorset Scouts Activity Calendar 2019. Application forms will be available here in the New Year:


Organise an activity for your Section

The activities calendar contains all the opportunities, including those you would need to organise for your section, for example, a caving experience with our Caving leader. Other activities are by invitation, for example, air weekend experience at Henstridge airfield. And some you organise direct with an external provider, for example, gliding.


Many of the adventurous activities require specialist leaders with the appropriate training and permits. Whilst this might be delivered locally, Dorset Scouts support by offering its own adventurous activities programme for young people and adults and delivering adult training. Melvin Stroud heads up the Dorset Scouts activities team –

The following people can offer knowledge and advice for running activities.

Nights Away are the essence of scouting and Dorset Scouts support the permit scheme which is generally run by each district.

Joe Merefield is the County Nights Away Adviser for Dorset Scouts and is on

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls