Join the adventure with Scouts

In Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help over 460,000 young people aged 6-25 over the whole UK, to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. Our 250,000 volunteers that facilitate this also gain the same exciting opportunities for fun and personal development!

We’re talking about teamwork, leadership, decision-making and resilience; skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. As a volunteer, you will develop key skills that will make you more appealing to potential employers and experiences that you can take straight into the workplace. Whether you are applying for jobs or further study, competition is higher than ever so the transferable skills you can develop through Scouting will certainly help set you apart from the crowd. A 2018 report says Scouts are 17% more likely to show leadership skills and that 9 out of 10 are better active listeners who work well in teams with a third of these being more likely to support their communities too – with these statistics, can you imagine how good Scouting looks to an employer?

Young people in Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to computer coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid.

Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes - in development and accountancy - and directly supporting young people while building skills great for teaching and leadership. With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Not only will you learn some brilliant transferable skills but it is incredibly rewarding and great fun!

Young people between the ages of 18-25 can become part of Network  as well as being a volunteer with a local group. Network provides opportunities for going on your own adventures, meeting new people, participating in international and national events and the chance to earn badges in recognition of the activities and work you do.

We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and always stand against intolerance. We’re part of a worldwide movement of over 40 million scouts, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout, you just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.

If you think Scouts may be the ideal volunteer organisation for you, or if you would like more information, contact


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