We give young people and adults unforgettable experiences and life-changing opportunities, regardless of background, ability, gender or sexuality. And it’s not just our members who benefit from Scouting; the work we do makes a difference in communities across Scotland.
I would encourage other young people, as well as adults, to join the Scouting movement and fully embrace all the opportunities and experiences that it has to offer.
Kerry, Explorer Scout, 17
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Meeting these confident young people who can stand up in a room full of people and put across a very good argument, can talk to anybody and have these incredible skills is inspiring.
Skills for life
Not only do our young people and volunteers have fun and make friends through Scouting, they also learn vital skills for life, including independence, social skills, first aid, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork. Some of our top awards are even recognised by the UK University admissions body UCAS.Badges & Awards
Creating a positive impact
Scouting encourages and supports young people to become active citizens and make a positive difference to society. We are committed to making sure Scouting is as diverse as the communities we represent. We want young people to have a voice in Scouting and beyond.
Training Young Leaders
Our Young Leaders scheme gives young people aged between 14 and 17 the opportunity to lead younger children in Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. This helps them develop vital leadership and communication skills, build confidence and provides them with volunteering experience that will make a valuable addition to their CV or university application.