What we do

If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised.

There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network.

We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that help give them Skill For Life..

Every young person in Scouting enjoys a huge range of activities and experiences, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.

And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own activity selection, which range from hiking in the dark, travelling across the country with just a backpack and three friends, and spending the first night away from home.

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. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life and you can benefit too.

Eden Scout District covers the largest geographical area in England! It extends from Kirkby Stephen, across to Keswick and up to Ivegill. In Eden, there are 8 groups (which host Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) and 3 Units (Explorers).