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About our work

The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.

Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

Our Centenary  

In 2007 Scouting will celebrate its Centenary with a programme of events and activities in the UK and worldwide.The world will come to the UK for the 21st World Scout Jamboree, the highlight of the World Scouting calendar. More

10 Things you might not know about Scouting

1. Scouting is for girls as well as boys.
Girls and young women make up almost 10 per cent of the Movement in the UK constituting one of our biggest development areas. We are pleased to tell people that we are the country's largest mixed organisation for young people. More



Scouting is currently active in 216 countries and territories with a global membership of over 28 million. Two thirds of the international membership are in developing countries.The International Office, based at Gilwell Park, promotes international opportunities including camps and projects, with the aim of strengthening links between The Scout Association in the UK and other members of The World Organisation of the Scout Movement. More

New to Scouting?

Welcome to a new kind of Scouting. At this official site of The UK Scout Association you can find out about the organisation and use the site to find out how to get involved. More...

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