A brief history
Robert Baden Powell started Scouting in 1907 with a camp for 20 boys. Since then Scouting has grown and developed into a worldwide multi ethnic and multi faith organisation with over 30 million young men and women members in over 200 countries.
Scouting is the largest coeducational youth organisation in the UK. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
What do scouts do?
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout, you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential and experience the wider world.
Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
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