Join The Adventure…
The Scout Association offers fun and everyday adventure to 500,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 25 across the United Kingdom.
If you think that Scouting is just for the boys, and that it is all about knots, woggles and big shorts, then Be Prepared to be surprised! The Scout Movement today is the biggest youth organisation in the UK with over 450,000 members. A high percentage of these are now girls – at the 43rd North Leeds, around half our membership are girls. Past members of the Scout Movement include people such as Richard Branson, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, John Lennon and Paul McCartney; 11 of the 12 people to have walked on the moon were Scouts; and the Duchess of Cambridge is a volunteer helper in the Movement!
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. This is done with adult guidance, and the Movement has an award-winning training scheme for volunteers which means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives and meet life-long friends.
Who can be a Scout?
Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as Leaders, Assistants or Administrators.
If you want to read more about Scouts, take a look at the National Website