Scout Districts exist to provide direction, guidance, line management and support to Scout Groups. Support can be in lots of different forms whether it’s just being a friendly team to talk to when things aren’t working or even when they are; to organising large scale events or taking on some of the administrative burden that inevitably comes with running a charity.
Part of being a Scout is going on a journey to understand who you are and what you stand for. Everyone is unique, but there are some things all Scouts can agree on. We call these Scout values. They’re at the heart of who we are and what we do. And we think they’re rather important:
Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Co-operation – We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.
As a volunteer in Scouting you take an oath to uphold the values and act accordingly in everything you do.
Meet our leadership team
They range from on the ground hands on volunteers to those who work behind the scenes. From tapping away at spreadsheets to keeping this website running!
Training and learning
We provide our volunteers with the tools and tips to help you feel trained, supported and happy in your role. Find out about the training required for your role, building on your existing skills and knowledge.
Record and account keeping are an important part of Scouting, and help ensure the safe and effective running of any section, Group, District or County. Being organised in your record keeping will help save time and effort in the long-term.
Awards and recognition
We want to thank all our volunteers for their contribution to Scouts – we know how important it is to recognise their brilliant achievements.
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Nights away and camping
Nights away or residential events, whether camping, hostelling, sleepovers or bivouacs, form an integral part of scouting, and are something that every young person should have the opportunity to take part in.
Safety and safeguarding
Staying safe and looking after each other is at the heart of Scouting. As adults in Scouts, the safety of young people is our priority.
Recruitment and media
Scouting is about adventure for everyone. This runs through all of our media work and is our ‘brand. Underpinning the idea of adventure is that Scouting is about fun, friendship, trust, being confident and inclusive.
There are a number of resources available, and sources of support, to help you plan and deliver your programme. Including the Activity Permit Scheme, General Activity Guidance and the DofE programme.