Scouts can be found all over the world, and there are more than 28 million Scouts. They all take part in activities from archery to zorbing.
They work together on a variety of challenging activities to earn badges and take part in things that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives packed with adventure, your scout troop can take you further and give you the chance to lead
Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents.
It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes. Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. The emphasis is on taking part and there are a number of badges and awards Scouts can work towards to recognise their commitment and achievements.
Being outdoors is important in the scout section and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional scouting skills such as camping, survival and cooking as well as a wide range of adventurous activities, which can include anything from abseiling to yachting.
The chance to take part in international travel is also important for scouts and many travel abroad during their time in the section.
In Scotland, scouts can work towards achieving the Zodiac Award. This award provides increased opportunities for scouts to enjoy nights away experiences and provides some extra fun challenges into the scout section programme, such as camping above 2000 feet or at 0 degrees or below.