We provide fun, challenge and adventure to
over 400,000 girls and boys across the UK
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Get involved

Whether you’re a young person who wants a taste of adventure, a parent who’s looking for new interests for their child, an adult who wants to volunteer or help out in some way or an organisation wanting to work with us, we want to hear from you.

Young people

As a young person, Scouts is a place to have fun, make new friends, learn new skills and have the kind of adventures that you can't have anywhere else.

Depending on your age, young people can join Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts or Scout Network.

If you’re under 14, you’ll need to get your parent or carer to register your interest in becoming a Scout.


Volunteering for The Scout Association is easy, fun, offers opportunities to get externally-recognised qualifications, and gives you the chance to have a real impact on the development of young people.

How much time you give is up to you, and you don't need any previous experience. We have a huge variety of roles to suit everyone, and whatever role you choose, we'll make sure you're properly trained and supported.

Work for us

If you want to get involved with Scouting full-time, why not join us at our headquarters or at one of our activity or conference centres?

Donate and raise funds

Another way you can help Scouting is by donating money or helping us with fundraising. You can also bequeath money to Scouting in your will, or become one of our corporate partners or sponsors.

Every contribution, large or small, helps to make sure that as many young people as possible have access to everyday adventure.


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