The UK's biggest mixed youth organisation

Who can be a Scout?

Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as Leaders, Assistants or Administrators.


Scouting makes a positive contribution to society by helping young people to develop as active members of the community by teaching Skills for life.

Our commitment

In Scouting, Adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe.


The Scout's policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Ready to begin your adventure?

There are five sections you can join, depending on your age. The activities and opportunities vary but what is the same is that each will empower you to make friends, learn skills and try new things. If you want to try new activities, make new friends, have fun, get outdoors, and learn new things, then come and join in!

Building better futures for all

Our young people take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and empathy; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. We can’t wait to welcome your family to our Scout Group, simply fill in the form on this page and contact us if you need any help!

My child has additional needs

We are committed to being inclusive of all young people, regardless of ability or disability. There is flexibility within Scouting and we make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support the inclusion of young people with disabilities or additional needs. However, despite this and the best efforts of our volunteers, there may be situations where a particular Group does not have the capacity or resources to meet the needs of a young person or make the reasonable adjustments necessary. In such instances, local volunteers can work with the parents/carers, to find an alternative Group.

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