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If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life and you can benefit too.

There are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme of activities, badges and awards.

The Work of Scouting

Even if we can’t solve all the problems in the world, we can help to make it a better place. Scouting makes a positive contribution to society by helping young people to develop as active members of the community:

  • Who are self reliant

  • Who are caring

  • Who are responsible

  • Who show commitment

Scouting works well when young people enjoy learning by working in partnership with adults. They do this by:

  • Taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences

  • Exploring the outdoors

  • Participating in teams

  • Taking responsibility

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Our Commitment

 

At the 26th, our leaders work hard to ensure that the programme is fun and exciting, while also being safe. The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Who Can Be A Scout?

 

The 26th is open to young all young people aged from 6 to 14, of every faith and background. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as leaders and helpers.

Scouting's Mission Statement

 

The Purpose of Scouting

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The Values of Scouting

As Scouts we are guided by these values:
Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Co-operation – We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.

The Scout Method

Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:

  • enjoy what they are doing and have fun

  • take part in activities indoors and outdoors

  • learn by doing

  • share in spiritual reflection

  • take responsibility and make choices

  • undertake new and challenging activities

  • make and live by their Promise.

Taken from: https://scouts.org.uk/about-us/organisational-information/mission-statement/