Welcome to Scouting!

Thank you for taking on your new role in Scouting.

Scouting was one of the outstanding success stories of the 20th century and continues to grow in the 21st century. 

We currently have a worldwide membership of over 40 million!

Scouting is about everyday people working as leaders and supporters in their communities, giving young people confidence, a sense of purpose, life values and outdoor skills that are hard to find anywhere else – we call these ‘skills for life’. 

Whatever role you are taking on you will also have the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and give something back to your local community. You will be helping young people (directly or indirectly), gain skills for life and have amazing adventures as part of the larges co-educational youth organisation in the UK.

Complete your Virtual Induction

To give you a great start to Scouting, the following pages will help give you some essential knowledge about what it means to be a scout volunteer. You an work through the pages at your own pace, and come back to them later if you ever need them. Start below: