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National structure

Most of Scouting's full-time staff are based at the Association's UK Headquarters, Gilwell Park, historically a very important location in World Scouting.

Gilwell is also a Scout campsite, activity and conference centre, and hosts a variety of adult training courses and large annual events such as Wintercamp, Fundays, Gilwell 24 and Gilwell Reunion.

Some staff work regionally across the UK helping to develop Scouting and operate our national centres.

Staff are divided into four directorates, each overseen by a member of the senior management team. These are:

  • Programme and development
  • Corporate services
  • Finance
  • Marketing and communications.


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Registered address: The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, England E4 7QW