Young People (6-25 years)

Young People (6-25 years)

We are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.


The scouting adventure can start age 6 years and continue for life.

A young person joins a local group subject to their waiting list and joining policies. They then progress through the sections as they reach the appropriate age.

Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop your child’s social skills and independence, and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.

Scouting is a Membership organisation so subs are payable and there is usually additional costs for camps and extra adventures. If you’re concerned about the cost, do speak to the leader in confidence; there may be assistance available.

Find your local group using the map below then you can register your interest for your child by either using any contact details on a Group you are especially interested in, or by using the form at the bottom of the page.

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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