General Information

How Scouting started, what it is today. Sectional Information as well.

About Scouting

The Founder of Scouting had a vision from which a Movement has grown, so that Scouting is found today in every corner of the land.

Scouting happens principally in Scout Groups, Explorer Scout Units and Scout Networks, wherever boys and girls meet to enjoy the Scout programme. The function of all the other units in the Movement is to enhance the quality of provision of that programme at local level.

There are approximately 9,000 Scout Groups in the United Kingdom.

The purpose of Scouting is to contribute to 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.

Scouting is run principally in Scout Groups, with the Explorer Scouts run on a District basis and Network Scouts at present, run on a County/Area Basis.

Information about each section can be found at the National Scouts Website,

Sectional information can be found

Beaver Scouts  Cub Scouts Scouts  Explorer Scouts  Network  Active Support


Additional information