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Scout Network

The Scout Network was formed in 2002 along with the Explorer Scouts to replace Venture Scouting. Since its launch Scout Network has taken off in most Counties/Areas/Scottish Regions and continues to grow.

Who is the Scout Network For?

The Scout Network is open to young people aged between 18 and 25 who want to join and can make the Scout Promise. Members of the Scout Network can also undertake another role within Scouting. For example this may be:
A Leader with another Section
A helper of Skills Instructor
A member of the Scout Fellowship
A member in another capacity.

How is the Scout Network Organised?

Local Networks, can be based at County or District and some may be focused around a specific activity or location, e.g. Gang Show, Activity Centre, climbing or canoeing. How they are organised and what they do is really up to the Members. The Scout Network is not usually led by Leaders, but by the Members themselves.

What Does the Scout Network Do?

Scout Network programmes will reflect the huge variation in Members' interests. Some local Networks have activities that concentrate on one area of the programme, whilst others have a wider range. One of the key elements is the opportunity to get away, either under canvas or in other accommodation.

Scout Network Programme

The Network can get involved in lots of different activities when they meet. They will have the opportunity to take part in adventurous activities, local conservation projects, creative projects, camps and expeditions, community support…the list is endless! Network members can also gain awards – from nationally recognised governing bodies (such as the BCU for canoeing), to Scout Awards and Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

As all Members of the Network are over the age of 18, there are special allowances in the Association’s rules that make it easier for them to undertake adventurous activities. (For more information refer to the white card – Adult Groups in Adventurous Activities available from the Scout Information Centre FS 120087).

Why Get Involved?

As Scouts, young people have the opportunity to make more and more decisions for themselves about they want to do and want to get out of Scouting. The opportunities are there for them to take part in a wide range of activities and to gain a variety of skills and knowledge. They will get to learn more about themselves by not only taking responsibility for themselves, but for others as well.

Network Online

Scout Network Members have their own pages on The Scout Association’s website where they can find out lots of useful information. Find out more at:

Resources for the Network

Members of the Scout Network have their own file called the Scout Network Membership pack. It’s full of useful information about the programme and Scouting and the requirements for the top awards.


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