Making a


We are the largest mixed volunteer-led Movement for young people in Scotland. We offer fun, challenge and life changing adventure to almost 40,000 young people in Scotland, who are supported by over 12,000 adult volunteers.

Scouting exists to make young people’s lives better, helping them to realise their full potential, and providing them with the skills they need to succeed in life.

I can’t believe how much I have achieved in just a year, and can’t wait to see where else Scouts takes me!

Grace, Cub, 9

Our impact

At Scouts, we want to help all young people develop skills for life and prepare better futures.

Watch our short video to find out more about how we did that in 2017-18 and how Scouting can make a difference.

We were proud to:

Introduce Scouting to new communities.

Empower young people to speak up on the issues that matter to them.

Support young people to experience life-changing international adventures.

Deliver activities and opportunities that develop skills for life.

Watch our video


Scouting in Scotland

In Scotland, Scouting is administered by Scouts Scotland, a registered Scottish Charity No. SC017511, affiliated to The Scout Association (UK).

The UK Scout Association has delegated responsibility for the management of the affairs of The Scout Association in Scotland to Scouts Scotland, with specific responsibilities for programme, training, and administration.

Scouts Scotland is dedicated to making sure that Scouting in Scotland remains safe, fun and relevant for young people, and that the Scouting Programme is properly delivered.


As there are variations in legal, educational and national affairs in Scotland, Scouts Scotland publishes its own Scottish Variations to The Scout Association's Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR), and supports groups to comply.

Scouting in Scotland is organised on a regional and local level, ensuring that each Group has nearby support and assistance in providing the best Scouting experiences possible for their members.

Fun for all 200+


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Skills for life

Badges and Awards

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Discover a world of opportunity


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