The Scout Movement is a global co-educational youth organisation, the largest in the world, with over 28 million Members in 216 countries and territories.
In the UK Scouting is organised through The Scout Association and which has a clear purpose:
To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.
The Scout Association offers everyday (and some more unusual!) adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK.
Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background as long as they are prepared to make the promise. A number of variations of the promise are available to cover a range of faiths and nationalities.
There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as Leaders, Assistants, and Administrators and as Group Supporters. If you would like to be involved with our Group then please contact one of the Groups Leaders.
As a member of our Group we hope and will endeavour to ensure that your child can help to make the world a better place. Scouting makes a positive contribution to society by helping young people to develop as active members of the community who:
- Are self reliant,
- Are caring,
- Are responsible,
- Show commitment.
However most importantly this continual personal development works best when the young people are working in partnership with adults. They do this by:
- Taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences,
- Exploring the outdoors,
- Participating in teams,
- Taking responsibility,
- Taking part in the Progressive Training Programme
The Programme is a continuous progression of training, activities and awards that covers everything that young people do in Scouting from the age of 6 to 25.
You can learn more about Scouting across the UK by clicking here