There are many ways you can kick-start your adventure, as a young person, parent or adult volunteer. Our volunteers get involved on their terms and not all roles involve working with young people. If you can give a little time (or a lot) to help improve young lives in your community, we’d love to hear from you.

Youth Membership

  • Beavers are 6 - 8 years old

  • Cubs are 8 - 10½

  • Scouts are 10½ - 14

  • Explorers are 14 - 18

  • Network are 18 - 25

Adult Volunteering

To provide everyday adventure to the UK’s young people we need more adult volunteers to add to the 100,000 already taking part.

‘Scouting is a character factory.’ Not our words, but those of our lead volunteer, chief scout Bear Grylls. Are you ready to inspire a generation of young people to experience fun, friendship and real adventure? The opportunities to volunteer with us are flexible. Think of something you’d like to do and chances are it’s just what we require.


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If you are a parent/guardian enquiring about a youth member.