Join Scouting

Information on how to Join Scouting...

"Scouting is all about having fun, making friends and learning new skills. We aim to help young people reach their full potential as active members of the community who are self-reliant, caring, responsible and committed. Along the way we provide opportunities for adventure, fun and challenge.

Scouting is open to all young people, girls and boys, aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are also plenty of opportunities for adults to become involved as Leaders, Assistants or Administrators."

The Joining Process

To find out more about joining the Scouts, visit The Scout Association website
or contact the Scouts Information Centre:

By phone: 0845 300 1818 (local rate) Open from 8am-7pm weekdays, and from 9am-12 noon on Saturdays.

By email:

By post: Scout Information Centre, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW

Find Your Local Group

You can also see the group closest to you on our location map.


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