is for girls as well as boys. Young women make up almost 10 per cent of
the Movement in the UK
and half of all our leaders are women. Young people between the ages of
6-25 can join at any stage of their development.
is a global movement, active in more than 216 countries and territories
and has more than 28 million members worldwide.
100 years Scouting has now been changing the world for the better, with
projects occurring all over the globe that tackle local issues and make a
difference in local communities. Examples include communicating with
children about the dangers of HIV, re-educating child soldiers in Africa and raising money for homeless children
around the world.
are only six countries in the world that do not have Scouting - China, Cuba,
Laos, North Korea, Andorra
is great value and there are few other organisations which can offer so
much for so little. Typically, a year's Scout membership costs less than a
single ballet or swimming lesson.
Baden-Powell, the Founder of Scouting was recently voted the 13th most
influential person of the 20th Century in the UK.
former Scouts include Paul McCartney, Natasha Kaplinsky, Stephen Spielberg
and David Beckham.
day 100,000 people in the UK
take part in Scouting activities.
for Boys’, Baden-Powell's blueprint for the Scout Movement is the fourth
most popular book of all time after The Bible, The Koran and Mao’s Little
do the youngest person to climb the 7 highest summits on each continent,
the youngest person to walk to the South Pole, and 26 out of the first 29
astronauts have in common? They were all Scouts or former Scouts.