Age 10½-14

‘Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends.’

Scouts was the original section in UK Scouting. Since the recent introduction of Squirrels, it has become the fourth section by age range, following Cubs. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated membership of over 54 million worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.

See Our Parents’ Guide to Scouts

Being A Scout

When you join Scouts. you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

You’ll make life-long friends and experience life-changing adventures.

From Abseiling to Water Activities, you’ll have a great time

Scouts Rafting


Scouts start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It starts with an award. Who knows where it might lead?

Queen’s Scout is the highest award a Scout can gain, you will also have the opportunity to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold.

Activity and Staged Badges

Master something you love. or try something shiny and new. If it spurs you on or stirs your interest, we’ve probably got a badge for it.

From Air Activity to Writer, there’s a badge for you!