Scouts are the original, and arguably the best section for girls and boys aged 10½ to 14 years old. Scouts try new things, setting out on their adventures and taking part in over 200 different activities.
Young people can become a Scout at around 10½ years old. Many move up from Cubs, but anyone can be a Scout, you don’t need to have been before. At about 14 years old, Scouts move on to their next adventure in Explorer Scouts.
We start small but think big. They stand up for what they believe in and make a difference on their doorstops, knowing it all adds up. They’re starting to take the lead on their own adventures, building their camps or leading their activities. It’s also a chance to enjoy new activities, adventures abroad and their choice of the skills they learn for life.
Our team in Hampshire give lots of ways for our Scouts to express themselves. From large events to get stuck into through to ways to prove their skills.
Wherever you live in Hampshire, you won’t be too far away from one of our Scout troops, led by our volunteer leaders and instructors. They may have experience helping them, but you don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join them. Find out more here.
As well as making and living by their promise, Scouts work towards the nine challenge awards, so they can achieve the Chief Scout’s Gold Award, the Top Award. They also have a choice of over 70 activity badges to develop a specific skill, from angling to writing via geocaching or scientist.