With an international Membership of approximately 28 million in over 216 countries, and over half a million in the UK alone, the Scout Movement is the world’s largest voluntary organisation for boys and girls. We are sure that many parents and carers reading this will have at some time been involved in Scouting or Guiding, and realise just what fun it can be.
The aim of Scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members and as members of their local, national and international communities. This is achieved through a seamless progression of activities and awards that covers everything that young people do in Scouting from the age of 6 to 25 in five groups called Sections:
Beavers Scouts (6-8 years)
Cub Scouts (8-10½ years)
Scouts (10½- 14 years)
Explorer Scouts (14-18 years)
The Scout Network (18-25 years)