The Aim of the Scout Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Method of achieving the Aim of the Association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law and guided by adult Leadership.
Fun and adventure
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.
We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, staged performance, flying, and archery. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
How our programme works
Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced programme of activities, events and experiences, based around subject areas we call Programme Zones.
The zones vary slightly depending on which of our sections the young person is in, but they cover a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.
Together we help Scouts get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many zones as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own programme.
Hiking in the dark. Sailing a dinghy, preparing and cooking your own food, Spending the first night away from home.
Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.
Want to get involved?
Search for your local group to find out what’s happening and how you can be a part of the adventure.