Click here for Coronavirus and Covid-19 Information and Guidance including online resources. Section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors. Residential activities may take place. Although there is no longer a legal requirement for many things, as Scouts, with a duty of care to others and to young people, we recommend and expect the application of good hygiene and covid-safe approaches to all our meetings, events, activities and residential experiences.

Youth Membership

We Scout – but why should you?

1. Try over 200 activities

From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

2. Make new friends

Going to your Scout meetings is a chance to meet up with your mates, have a laugh and do lots of exciting activities.You’ll meet adventurous people just like you who want to do something a little different.

3. Have fun

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities! We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, whatever you’re doing – and there’ll always be plenty to do!

4. Get outdoors

As a Scout, you get to explore the big outdoors and travel to new places and try new things. Sounds better than being stuck in the house with nothing to do, right?

5. Learn exciting things

Not many people know about the stars at night, how to sail a dinghy or make a sausage stew on a campfire, but you soon will! Scouting helps you learn lots of new and amazing skills – and you get to earn badges and rewards along the way.

Young people first: Safeguarding and Safety in Scouting

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first. Here's how.